What is Chronic Diarrhea: Symptoms, Causes & Remedies

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© Bigstockphoto.comChronic diarrhea is diarrhea doesn't go away, or that keeps coming back. It's different from the diarrhea you get with something like 'the stomach flu.' Chronic diarrhea is one of the main IBS symptoms.The stomach flu (doctors call it gastroenteritis) is caused by a virus or bacteria. The stomach flu lasts from 1 ...

The Human Digestive System

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Digestion from one end to the other. © Can Stock PhotoHere is a quick tour of the human digestive system. Knowing how it works can help you understand what's going wrong, and THAT can be the key to getting it fixed!Note that the digestive system is incredibly complex. We're not going into deep detail here. ...

What is IBS?

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Here Are Some Quick Facts: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complicated illness that effects the intestines (also known as bowels).This pictures shows what your bowels look like. The red is the large intestine, the pink is the small intestine. © Dreamstime.comIBS is a 'syndrome.' The word syndrome means a group of symptoms and signs ...

Did Someone in Your Family Have a Spastic Colon?

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IBS Often Runs in Families Guess which one of these people has IBS. © Can Stock PhotoIBS has had many names, spastic colon, mucous colitis and others listed below. Since it can often run in families knowing some of the other names might help you find out if someone else in your family ever had ...

IBS Symptoms

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a common condition with an unknown cause. It affects the large intestine, also known as the colon. The condition is chronic and is often characterized by intermittent flare-ups of symptoms. IBS does not cause any changes to the bowel tissue and it doesn't lead to an increased risk for ...