Irritable Bowel Syndrome Psychology / Psychiatry

IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms

The usual treatment for irritable bowel syndrome consists of drugs and advice on lifestyle and diet. Now, a new study suggests that giving interactive web-based or telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy on top of usual care can reduce symptoms more effectively than standard care alone for those whose IBS is not responding to drugs. New research […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Irritable Bowel Syndrome

10 signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is a gut disorder characterized by cramps, bloating, and bouts of constipation and diarrhea, among other symptoms. Disrupted communication between the gut and brain causes the signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This type of condition is a functional gastrointestinal disorder. Research is still ongoing into exactly why some people […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms

Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic condition that affects many people across the world. Due to symptoms such as abdominal pain, this disorder can have a big impact on life quality. New research, however, reveals that hypnotherapy can improve life for those with the condition. Can hypnotherapy truly relieve IBS symptoms?. People with irritable bowel […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Milk of magnesia: What you need to know

Milk of magnesia is a standard, effective treatment for constipation. People can buy it from drug stores without a prescription. This article will explain what it is and how to use it, along with common side effects. What is milk of magnesia? Milk of magnesia can relieve constipation and ease heartburn and indigestion. Milk of […]

Crohn's / IBD Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women

Crohn’s disease is a chronic health condition that affects the digestive system. It is one of a group of long-term health conditions, which also includes ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Crohn’s disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the gut, causing inflammation in the small intestine, the large intestine, or […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What to know about diverticulitis surgery

Diverticulitis causes pouches in the colon, also called the large intestine, to become inflamed and irritated. It can often be treated with changes in diet, medications, and rest. If these treatments fail, a doctor may recommend surgery. There are several types of surgery that can treat diverticulitis. A doctor will take a person’s health, risk […]