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  Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Patients - American College of Gastroenterology
The irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of bowel function (as opposed to being due to an anatomic abnormality).
In addition, irritable bowel syndrome may be associated with a number of non-intestinal (“extraintestinal symptoms”;), such as difficulty with sexual function (pain on intercourse or lack of libido), muscle aches and pains, fatigue, fibromyalgia syndrome, headaches, back pain, and sometimes urinary symptoms including urinary urgency, urinary hesitation or a feeling of spasm in the bladder.
Irritable bowel syndrome is not a trivial illness.
www.acg.gi.org /patients/gihealth/ibs.asp   (2567 words)

  
  Irritable Bowel Syndrome: symptoms, cause, treatment, prevention, risks, complications, long-term outlook
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a functional bowel disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common ailments of the intestines and affects an estimated 15% of the United States population.
Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by a group of symptoms in which abdominal pain or discomfort is associated with a change in bowel pattern, such as loose or more frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, and/or constipation.
www.mamashealth.com /syndrome/ibs.asp   (438 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) - What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) ? What are the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel ...
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is defined as a intestinal disorder that affects the colon (the large intestine).
Irritable bowel syndrome is also referred as spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis, nervous stomach, or irritable colon.
Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by a group of symptoms in which abdominal pain or discomfort is associated with a change in bowel pattern, such as loose or more frequent bowel movements, diarrhea, and/or constipation.
irritablebowelfoundation.com   (480 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of symptoms that occur when the nerves and muscles in a person's bowel (the colon, or large intestine) do not work like they should.
With IBS, a person's bowel is extra sensitive, causing discomfort and changes in bowel activity.
IBS is a "functional" disorder, which means that the bowel doesn't work as it should.
www.4woman.gov /faq/ibs.htm   (1144 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic, relapsing condition characterized by the presence of abdominal pain and disturbed bowel habit.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder that can be caused by such factors as hypersensitivity of the intestines, poor diet, anxiety, stress, gastrointestinal infection or genetic makeup.
Irritable bowel syndrome is characterised by abdominal cramps, constipation and diarrhoea.
www.healthinsite.gov.au /topics/Irritable_Bowel_Syndrome   (454 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a problem that affects mainly the bowel which is also called the large intestine.
The precise cause of irritable bowel syndrome is unknown.
Irritable bowel syndrome tends to be a long-term disorder, often lasting into old age.
www.womenfitness.net /bowel_syndrome_inner.htm   (1432 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic medical problem that effects up to 22% of the population.
In the past, diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome was a diagnosis of exclusion.
This circuit (from gut to brain and brain to gut) appears to be abnormal in patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
www.gastromd.com /education/irritablebowelsyndrome.html   (1057 words)

  
 Irritable bowel syndrome (functional bowel)
Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by a combination of abdominal pain and altered bowel function.
Irritable bowel syndrome, by contrast, is not an inflammatory condition, but the symptoms may be very similar to those of inflammatory bowel disease.
Irritable bowel syndrome may be a life-long chronic condition, but symptoms can often be improved or relieved through treatment.
pennhealth.com /ency/article/000246.htm   (498 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome - topic overview - WebMD
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a long-term problem, but there are things you can do to reduce your symptoms.
Irritable bowel syndrome is a long-term condition, but there are things you can do to manage your symptoms.
www.webmd.com /ibs/guide/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-topic-overview   (494 words)

  
 Symptoms - Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Symptoms
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (also known as IBS, spastic colon, and sometimes improperly termed spastic colitis) is a devastating and incurable condition that afflicts up to 20% of the world's population.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a physical - not psychological - disorder that affects mainly the bowel, which is also called the large intestine.
As noted, Irritable Bowel Syndrome is characterized by its symptoms: continuous or recurrent lower abdominal pain or cramping (from mild to excruciating) in association with altered bowel motility (diarrhea, constipation, or both).
www.helpforibs.com /footer/ibs.asp   (1066 words)

  
 Diagnosing the Patient with Abdominal Pain and Altered Bowel Habits: Is It Irritable Bowel Syndrome? - May 15, 2003 - ...
A practical approach for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome is suggested, using the Rome II criteria and the presence of alarm symptoms such as weight loss, gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, fever, or frequent nocturnal symptoms as starting points.
It is a challenge to properly evaluate these patients and differentiate between irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and life-threatening illnesses of the gastrointestinal tract.
Altered rectal perception is a biological marker of patients with irritable bowel syndrome.
www.aafp.org /afp/20030515/2157.html   (2372 words)

  
 IBS Page - Irritable Bowel Syndrome Web Sites
Bowels in an Uproar is an article by Melissa Hendricks that appeared in the April 1997 issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome is from the Student Health Center at the University of Oregon.
The Irritable Bowel Syndrome Association is an organization dedicated to helping everyone who suffers from IBS through patient support groups, treatment, accurate information and education.
www.panix.com /~ibs   (2038 words)

  
 IBS Guide | Irritable Bowel Syndrome | IBS Symptoms | IBS Diet
Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS is a very common problem that affects about twenty percent of the American population.
Irritable bowel syndrome is also known by other names such as spastic bowel, spastic colon, spastic colitis, and functional bowel syndrome.
The time factor is important here; it is probable that you have the disorder, if you have had the irritable bowel syndrome symptoms for an extended period of time; if not, something else might be the cause.
www.ibs-guide.info   (528 words)

  
 Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) refers to a complex disorder of the lower intestinal tract.
Irritable bowel syndrome involves a combination of abdominal pain and alternating constipation and diarrhea.
Irritable bowel syndrome is extremely common, but only a small number of people seek treatment.
www.umm.edu /ency/article/000246.htm   (403 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common medical disorder that is characterized by chronic abdominal discomfort or pain, bloating and changes in bowel habits.
Symptoms associated with IBS include bloating, passage of mucus or straining with bowel movements, a sense of incomplete evacuation after bowel movements, or a sense of urgency to move the bowels.
But the good news is that the syndrome does not cause permanent harm to the intestines, doesn't lead to intestinal bleeding and doesn't cause cancer or inflammatory bowel diseases (such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis).
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/irritablebowelsyndrome   (887 words)

  
 Irritable bowel syndrome - Better Health Channel.
Irritable bowel syndrome doesn't cause lasting damage, and doesn't contribute to the development of serious bowel conditions, such as cancer or colitis.
If you suspect you have irritable bowel syndrome, it is important to seek medical advice to make sure your symptoms aren't caused by any other illness, such as diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease or polyps.
Irritable bowel syndrome is characterised by abdominal pain, bloating and alternating constipation and diarrhoea.
www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au /bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Irritable_bowel_syndrome?OpenDocument   (888 words)

  
 Postgraduate Medicine: Irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome: relationship of disorders in the transit of a single solid meal to symptom patterns.
Altered small bowel motility in irritable bowel syndrome is correlated with symptoms.
Psychosocial factors in the irritable bowel syndrome: a multivariate study of patients and nonpatients with irritable bowel syndrome.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/2002/11_02/morgan1.htm   (3156 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder characterized most commonly by cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea.
If they are able to have a bowel movement, there may be mucus in it, which is a fluid that moistens and protect passages in the digestive system.
It is relieved by having a bowel movement.
digestive.niddk.nih.gov /ddiseases/pubs/ibs   (2753 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the manifestations of functional abdominal pain.
Children with irritable bowel syndrome may be more aware of gas and motion and rumbles of the intestines.
There is no known gene that causes irritable bowel syndrome, but the disorder does seem to occur more often in families where either a child or a parent has the disorder.
www.chw.org /display/PPF/DocID/22807/router.asp   (1444 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
One theory about why irritable bowel syndrome occurs is that there may be a problem with the nerves that lead from the brain to the digestive tract.
Children with irritable bowel syndrome may be more aware of peristalsis, gas in the intestine and stool in the rectum, or be more easily irritated by these sensations than the average child is. Stressful situations can cause digestive tract upset in healthy people.
A diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome is made only when other digestive illnesses (such as a food allergy, Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis or celiac disease) are ruled out.
www.chop.edu /consumer/your_child/condition_section_index.jsp?id=-8628   (1594 words)

  
 eMedicine - Irritable Bowel Syndrome : Article by Jenifer K Lehrer
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a functional GI disorder characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits in the absence of specific and unique organic pathology.
Small bowel dysmotility manifests in delayed meal transit in patients prone to constipation and in accelerated meal transit in patients prone to diarrhea.
This splenic flexure syndrome is demonstrable by balloon inflation in the splenic flexure and should be considered in the differential of chest or left upper quadrant abdominal pain.
www.emedicine.com /med/topic1190.htm   (5420 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common gastrointestinal disorder that sometimes causes significant discomfort even though it is not a serious health threat.
IBS is not related to inflammatory bowel diseases, such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.
In a preliminary study of people with irritable bowel syndrome who took an artichoke leaf extract daily for two months, 26% reported an improvement in symptoms.
www.publix.com /wellness/notes/Display.do?id=Concern&childId=Irritable_Bowel   (2504 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common condition that is benign and not life-threatening, but that can impact a person's quality of life.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic and benign condition characterized by abdominal discomfort and altered bowel function, in the absence of structural and biochemical abnormalities.
Examples of these disorders include malabsorption (abnormal absorption of nutrients as is found in celiac disease), inflammatory bowel disease (such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease), and microscopic colitis (an uncommon disease associated with intestinal inflammation).
www.pamf.org /health/toyourhealth/ibs.html   (1164 words)

  
 A.R.E. Health & Rejuvenation Research Center - The Cayce Health Database
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common functional disorder of the intestines.
Because the diagnostic category of "irritable bowel syndrome" did not exist during Edgar Cayce's lifetime, there are no readings which use that term.
Regardless of the cause of the irritation to the bowel, the Cayce treatment recommendations are consistent in emphasizing the need to address the whole digestive system as well as the colon itself.
www.edgarcayce.org /health/database/chdata/data/pribs3a.html   (2404 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Medically, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is known by a variety of other terms: spastic colon, spastic colitis, mucous colitis and nervous or functional bowel.
The bowel has a rich supply of nerves that are in communication with the brain.
People with IBS seem to have an overly sensitive bowel, and perhaps a super abundance of nerve impulses flowing to the gut, so that the ordinary stresses and strains of living somehow result in colon malfunction.
www.gicare.com /pated/ecdgs03.htm   (1401 words)

  
 Irritable Bowel Syndrome Treatment | Herbal Supplement
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (also called IBS) affects about 25 to 50 million people in the US alone.
IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is a very serious disorder in the digestive system and leads to symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, flatulence, bloating, and changes in bowel habits.
IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, is usually described as a functional condition because there is no real ‘diseased’ tissue at the time the symptoms are experienced.
www.herbzilla.com /irritable_bowel_syndrome.html   (291 words)

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