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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...