irritable bowel syndrome

Crohns Disease Research from Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Canada

Research provides new hope for those suffering from Crohn's disease March 21, 2012 in Inflammatory disorders. 

Researchers from the Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases at the University of Calgary's Faculty of Medicine

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How to live with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects as much as 20% of the population and remains one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints that cause people to seek advice from a health care provider. Although the condition does not lead to more serious problems it can be an embarrassing and very frustrating problem to manage. The good news is that it need not be. The common pattern of bloating, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and constipation can be controlled with some simple measures and consistency in diet and lifestyle.

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Manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is the most common functional bowel disorder diagnosed by primary care physicians and gastroenterologists. It is hard to estimate the exact prevalence of IBS because up to 70% of people with IBS symptoms do not go for medical treatment.

The ratio of female-to-male sufferers is approximately 2:1.

IBS affects up to one in five Americans and is second only to the common cold as a leading cause of missing work in the U.S.

IBS costs the U.S. healthcare system is estimates as $20 to 25 billion annually in direct and indirect costs.

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