IBS Diagnosis and Self Diagnosis

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WARNING: Self diagnosis can be deadly. Self diagnosis can be VERY DANGEROUS.Usually I try to keep my posts on the positive/bright side... BUT... This one is about IBS self diagnosis and self diagnosis in general, so, I'm going to have to rant a bit. I've recently read posts from people trying to figure out if they ...

What is Peristalsis and Why Should I Care?

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Peristalsis is an important part of digestion. This squeezing motion moves food down your throat, and also through your intestines.It's how food gets:down your throat... through your stomach... through your small intestine then... through your large intestine... to it's final destination the rectum (before exiting out the back door ;).Peristalsis or 'peristaltic action' is ...

Constipation and IBS Guide

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This picture is only here to make you smile.© Can Stock Photo What it is - What causes it - What to do about it Chronic constipation is like regular constipation, but it keeps coming back. We'll look at some of the reasons why in the causes section.First let's have a look at what you've been ...

Fructose Malabsorption and Fructose Intolerance

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Or how raisins kicked my butt! Most of the time fruits can be good for you, but not if you are chasing them with diarrhea pills.© Can Stock PhotoFructose malabsorption or fructose intolerance basically means that your body has problems digesting fructose. Fructose is the sugar in fruit and lots of other foods. It was ...