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    Use this forum to discuss all aspects of IBS. This forum will help you find answers to commonly asked questions about IBS.

    Diarrhea predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences frequent episodes of diarrhea with accompanying abdominal pain. Post-Infectious IBS (PI-IBS) is IBS following a digestive illness like food poisoning or gastroenteritis. This is also a forum for Leaky Gas (LG), Incontinence or Odor. Some refer to odor as fecal body odor (FBO) or simply rectal odor.

    Constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) is a subtype of IBS in which a person experiences chronic constipation accompanied by recurrent abdominal pain. Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC), also known as functional constipation, share many of the same symptoms as IBS-C typically with the absence of abdominal pain.

    Jeffrey Roberts

    Modifying your diet and limiting dietary FODMAPs have become effective treatments in susceptible people, for treating their symptoms of IBS.

    Are you looking for support from a Registered Dietitian to assist you with the Low FODMAP Diet? Check out our FODMAP Registered Dietitian Directory for FODMAP Dietitians near you.

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    IBS Medications focus on the primary symptom which causes a patient to seek help from a doctor, ie: diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C) and/or abdominal pain. Medical foods are foods which are formulated to be consumed or administered under the supervision of a physician. Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (FMT) is a new treatment that has been shown to be over 90% effective for treating C. difficile infection in patients who had previously failed to recover with antibiotic therapy. There has been some limited positive results with FMT and IBS.

    Digital Therapeutics are new treatment options for IBS. They have been developed after years of clinical research. Moving to a digital approach allows for greater access to self care and self treatment using an Integrated Model of care. Some devices are used to diagnose and treat the symptoms of IBS.

    Digital Therapeutics are available now for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Gut Directed Hypnotherapy, Breath testing, Abdominal pain, Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) relief, Low FODMAP Dietary Guidelines

    The treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has three main goals:

    • Achieving remission (the absence of symptoms)
    • Maintaining remission (ease of symptoms or life impacting flare-ups)
    • Improving your quality of life

    To accomplish these goals, treatment is aimed at controlling the ongoing IBS symptoms. There is no standard approach to managing all people with IBS. The symptoms, severity of disease, and how the disease might impact vary considerably.

    >> Current list of IBS Digital Therapeutics

    Women's health issues and IBS are discussed here such as fertility, pregnancy, menstruation, pelvic pain, etc...

    Share your personal story about how you were diagnosed and how you are coping with IBS.

    IBS-related audio podcast episodes and videos, including IBS Chat, which relate to research and treatment options for patients.

    IBS Chat is the name of the podcast recorded by the IBS Patient Support Group. Episodes include conversations with patients, GI researchers and healthcare providers on topics which are geared towards an IBS sufferer. You can listen in your web browser or play the latest podcast from IBS Chat on Apple iTunes, Apple Podcast or Siri, Google Play or Google Assistant, Alexa-enabled Amazon devices and Spotify. Podcast RSS feed: https://feed.podbean.com/ibspatient/feed.xml

    We post Twitter @TuesdayNightIBS podcast episodes as they become available.

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    Posting of current Clinical Research trials are found in this forum.

    Clinical research trials are designed to test the effect of a medication or treatment in a group of volunteers, measure a drug's ability to treat the medical condition, monitor the drug's safety, and possible side effects. Trained doctors, nurses and researchers conduct clinical research studies called clinical trials. The study coordinator is in charge of the day-to-day running of the study. The principal investigator (usually a physician) has overall responsibility for carrying out the protocol. Learn more about Why you might want to consider participating in a Clinical Trial.

    Posting of IBS-related news articles and research results. To avoid violation of copyright laws please only post a link to a news article unless you own the copyright item which you are reporting.

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    Always research all options and discuss them with your physician before following any specific directive provided in these articles. 

    Current feeds are: Google and Pubmed

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    Always research all options and discuss them with your physician before following any specific directive provided in these articles.

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    • DjH

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      Fighting CIC!  
       
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    • pzinkhon

      pzinkhon

      I am new to the site. Was diagnosed almost two years ago with IBS. Looking for help in figuring out what real symptoms are and what may be from other things. Have had endoscopy, colonoscopy, CT scan, Smart Pill, anal monometry  All negative. Hoping to gain incite.
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    • Leah

      Leah

      Hi Everyone- Glad to find this group. I've had IBS for many years.  Last October had a terrible bout with an IBS infection causing a heart attack.   No matter what I do the uncertainty of an IBS flair-up is always present. 
      Looking forward to learning how to function with IBS under control and knowing how other members deal with IBS.
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      Hi: I had Knee problem and my doctor recommended knee exercise . I now do daily stretching and knee exercise. My knees are fine now. Just a thought.
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      Michele Stone  »  SallyW22

      Hi Sally,
      My heart goes out to you as I have suffered from IBS-D and occasional IBS-D. It is debiltating at timeI also have SIBO which has created more of an imbalance in my git Microbiome. My gastro Dr. suggested Linzess but I refused it due to the side effects you explain and more. I also cannot afford to lose more weight.          
      The good news there is a Gastroenterologist in South Carolina that is an expert on IBS and other dysfunctions that are caused by imbalance of the friendly and unfriendly bacteria. wrote a book called "Fiber fueled". I think this Doc has the truth about what it is and how to eat properly to get the balance in your gut back in check. He has many podcasts that are very interesting as well. His name is Dr. Will Bulsiewicz. Hes done an incredible amount of scientific research on these gut issues. I wish there were more informed Docs like him before jumping to writing a script for strong meds.
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