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Health News - Irritable-Bowel Syndrome

Why coffee may stimulate bowel movements
Researchers are uncertain whether or not drinking coffee stimulates bowel movements. We take a look at possible reasons why it might, along with what other studies suggest. (Medical News Today)

What is a colostomy bag? What to know
A colostomy bag collects fecal waste from the digestive tract after a person has a colostomy. Learn more about the different types and life with a colostomy bag here. (Medical News Today)

Why do I fart so much?
Some farting is normal, but excessive gas can signal a food intolerance or digestive disorder. Dietary changes can help. Learn about causes and prevention here. (Medical News Today)

IBS: Cognitive behavioral therapy more effective than standard care
New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy may be better at reducing IBS symptoms than standard therapies 1 year after treatment. (Medical News Today)

What to know about leaky gut syndrome
Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other health conditions. (Medical News Today)

Stomach burning: What to know
There are many possible causes of stomach burning, including indigestion, ulcers, and food intolerances. Learn more about the causes and treatments of stomach burning here. (Medical News Today)

What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?
There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Are lower back pain and constipation related?
Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they will occur due to two unrelated conditions. Learn more about these conditions and when a person should see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Normal time between poops
The length of time a person can go without pooping depends on factors such as diet and certain medical conditions. A healthful frequency is difficult to determine, as habits vary. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms
A trial finds that both web- and telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome better than standard care alone. (Medical News Today)

What are the facts of Crohn's disease?
Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s and some other digestive disorders. (Medical News Today)

What to know about SIBO and its treatment
SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and has an association with IBS. This article provides an overview of SIBO, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment, as well as dietary changes that may help. (Medical News Today)

How to treat diarrhea at home
Diarrhea is a common digestive problem. It can be highly uncomfortable, but many people can treat it at home using simple home remedies. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Constipation and pregnancy: What to know
Constipation is a very common symptom in both early and late pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe treatments and home remedies to relieve constipation during pregnancy. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

10 signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Cramping, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea characterize irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this article, we explore the reasons behind 10 common symptoms of IBS. We also look at other possible causes for these symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Hypnotherapy can help manage IBS symptoms
Irritable bowel syndrome affects many people's quality of life. New research now suggests, however, that hypnotherapy sessions can help relieve symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between IBS and IBD?
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are both types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Another condition called irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause similar symptoms to IBD. However, IBD and IBS are two different conditions with different causes and treatments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Milk of magnesia: What you need to know
Milk of magnesia is a common over-the-counter medication for constipation relief. Learn about the uses, dosage, risks, and interactions here. (Medical News Today)

What can cause a change in bowel habits?
Changes in bowel habits are often temporary and harmless. However, severe or long-lasting changes can indicate more serious health issues. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Which foods cause gas and bloating?
Some foods and beverages, including beans, whole grains, and fizzy beverages, can lead to gas and bloating. In this article, we look at a range of these foods and explain why they increase gas. We also cover ways to reduce gas and beneficial foods to eat. (Medical News Today)

Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease in women
Crohn's disease is equally common in men and women but can affect them differently. In this article, learn about four symptoms of Crohn's disease in females. (Medical News Today)

Can apple cider vinegar help relieve constipation?
Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for various health issues. Some people believe that it can act as a laxative, helping to relieve constipation and bloating. In this article, we discuss how effective and safe it is to consume apple cider vinegar. We also cover other natural remedies for constipation. (Medical News Today)

What causes cramps without a period?
A variety of factors and underlying conditions can cause cramps outside of a person's regular period. These include irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. In this article, learn more about the possible causes and their additional symptoms, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Which foods make you bloated?
People experience different effects when they consume specific types of food. One such effect is bloating. Foods that often cause bloating include wheat, dairy, beans, and beer. If people know which foods cause them to bloat, they can remove them from their diet to prevent discomfort after eating. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Benefiber vs. Metamucil: Which is better?
Benefiber and Metamucil are two popular fiber supplements. Both products are designed to relieve constipation and promote gut health. Benefiber and Metamucil work in very similar ways but contain different types of fiber. Learn more about the similarities and differences between Benefiber and Metamucil here. (Medical News Today)

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