RESEARCH

  • Gut infections may increase people’s risk of chronic symptoms

    Scientists aren't sure exactly why but for some unlucky people, their IBS began after a bout of a gastrointestinal infection (GI). In...

  • How complementary medicine from Persia can help reduce farting

    “I blame my most embarrassing moments on IBS,” confessed an IBS Life reader. “I’ve released gas in a crowded airplane, in an elevator...

  • UK doctors are studying an old drug as a treatment for IBS

    Several physicians in the U.K. are recruiting IBS patients to confirm if an old antidepressant, known as amitriptyline, is effective in...

  • Watching for signs of IBS in dogs

    Dogs are considered man's best friend. When they're happy, their tails wag at high speed. When they're curious or interested, their ears...

  • The link between diabetes, constipation and diarrhea

    There are approximately 29.1 million people with Type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the US, and roughly another 8 million are undiagnosed. When it...

  • More than one bowel movement a day could lead to serious diverticulitis

    People who have more than one bowel movement a day are at higher risk of developing diverticulitis, according to a study that was just...

  • Here’s a way to get access to cutting-edge therapies

    Earlier this year the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Pizensy (lactitol), an osmotic laxative for treating chronic idiopathic...

  • Could marijuana help with constipation?

    The way society views marijuana has changed a lot over the years. It gained popularity in the 1960s and ‘70s, became legalized in some...

  • Why sitting on the toilet can make IBS-C worse

    Did you know that a “defecation postural modification device” (DPMD) could ease constipation? A study that appeared in the Journal of...

  • Can having IBS affect GERD treatment options?

    If you have IBS, it’s likely that you also have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Both issues affect the digestive system and could...

  • Here’s a reason why IBS differs between men and women

    We know that men lose weight and gain muscle more easily than women. Women, on the other hand, tend to hold onto water weight and live...

  • The amount of sleep you get can cause constipation

    If you’ve ever spent a night tossing and turning, you already know you’ll probably feel lousy the next day. However, did you also know...

  • A study that looks at the stigma around IBS

    Despite the fact that more people can openly talk about their health conditions, there are still certain health issues people don’t like...

  • Certain health issues that affect women may be a clue to IBS

    Sometimes it almost seems like the cards are stacked against women. On one hand, women have better memories and are more intuitive (they...

  • Digestive issues a symptom in nearly half of COVID-19 cases

    Right now, don’t dismiss abdominal pain or diarrhea for IBS. A new study found that 48.5 percent of patients with novel coronavirus had dige

  • Study: Human milk "sugars" improve IBS symptoms

    A landmark study presented at the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) 2019 Annual Scientific Meeting is shedding new light on how...

  • Common drugs that may impair gut function

    Researchers from the Netherlands confirmed what some of us already suspect—certain medications we take on regular basis may impact how...

  • How getting sunlight may improve gut health

    The amount of sunlight you get may impact gut health, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Microbiology. Researchers in...

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