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 ...

Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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The Puzzle So Far... Here is just a partial list of possible causes of IBS!!! Research continues. © Bigstockphoto.comIrritable bowel syndrome is the name for a group of symptoms, not a disease. It's not like the flu. The flu has one cause, the influenza virus. IBS doesn't seem to be like that, in fact there ...

Food Intolerance and IBS

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Many people have a food intolerance or food allergy and don't even know it. Studies have shown that people can reduce or even eliminate IBS symptoms removing problem foods from their diet! Food allergy... Food intolerance... Food sensitivity? What's the difference? Does a food sensitivity have your guts tied up in knots? © Bigstock.com  An intolerance is not the ...