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Is SIBO Causing Your IBS Symptoms?

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What the heck is SIBO and why is it ruining my life?! Even the good bacteria in the wrong place can make you very sick. That's what SIBO is about.© Can Stock PhotoSIBO stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The reason why you should care is that bacterial overgrowth symptoms are virtually identical to IBS ...

This is your brain on IBS

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Your IBS may show up on a brain scan! More studies that show there is a connection between the brain and IBS.© Can Stock PhotoFor as long as I can remember, I've read that irritable bowel syndrome has no organic cause. I argued on one of the pages around here, that this was impossible. There had ...

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 ...

Visceral Hypersensitivity Syndrome

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Are your bowels oversensitive? Do you have pain in your bowels with no apparent cause? That could be from visceral hypersensitivity syndrome.© Can Stock PhotoFor the last few years there has been a lot of discussion about yet another possible cause of IBS symptoms.It's called visceral hypersensitivity  or visceral hypersensitivity syndrome, and it's part of ...

Trapped Gas and IBS

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There's more than one way to pass gas. Trapped gas can cause or be a symptom of IBS. Tired of being a gas factory?© Can Stock PhotoI was reading some medical studies about trapped gas in the intestines cause IBS symptoms (oh, the things I do with my spare time). Apparently many symptoms of IBS ...