Post-Infectious IBS

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First you get sick, then you get IBS... A bad bout of the 'stomach bug' AKA gastroenteritis, can lead to ongoing IBS symptoms.© Can Stock PhotoMany researchers have studied post-infectious irritable bowel syndrome as one of the main ways of getting IBS.One theory is that having an intense infection causing diarrhea, can damage the bowel or ...

IBS Depression and Anxiety

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What a miserable trio! An illness like IBS can cause some people to have serious depression and anxiety. Part of that is fear of embarrassment. Could part be the brain/gut connection? © Can Stock PhotoMany people with IBS find that they also have bouts of anxiety and/or depression. If this sounds like you, please know ...

Stress and IBS

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There is a reason IBS is sometimes called a 'nervous stomach.' Your whole body suffers when you're under too much stress; including your bowels.© Can Stock PhotoStudies show that stress doesn't CAUSE IBS, but anyone with IBS knows that stress can trigger  IBS symptoms or even a full IBS attack.Any time there's a  lot of ...

The Brain Gut Connection

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How your mind could be giving your body IBS, and what you can do about it. The brain gut connection shown here in red. © Can Stock PhotoMost people have heard the expression 'If you have the guts'. There are a lot of expressions like that: Intestinal fortitude, do you have the guts, fire in the ...

Soy Sensitivity

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Is this 'health food' hurting your health? Many people have a soy sensitivity that makes them sick as, um, heck! Others eat soy with no problems???© Can Stock PhotoSoy sensitivity (also called soy intolerance) affects many people. Most people don't even know what soy is.  Yet many people suffer from the effects soy has on their digestive ...