Both IBS and IBD are chronic gastrointestinal disorders, and they both have similar symptoms. At the same time, they are distinctly different conditions. If that’s not confusing enough, a patient can have both. What’s the difference between IBS vs. IBD? Keep reading to distinguish between the two and get the right treatment..Read More »What’s the Difference Between IBS vs. IBD?
If you have been experiencing digestive issues, you may be thinking to yourself, could it be irritable bowel syndrome? Let’s try to answer that question for you.Read More »Could I Have Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome?
Painful and uncomfortable abdominal symptoms are common with irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. While the symptoms can be bothersome, this gastrointestinal disorder doesn’t damage your digestive tract or increase the risk of colon cancer. With that said, if you have this disorder, understanding IBS triggers and ways to avoid them can improve your quality of life.
If you are one of the three million Americans who lives with inflammatory bowel disease, you have your good days and bad days. Sometimes a good day can turn into a bad one without warning. Yes, IBD can be managed with medications, but once they stop working as efficiently as they once did, what’s the answer? When is it time for inflammatory bowel disease surgery?
Knowing the difference between symptoms of IBS and colon cancer might save someone from a lot of anxiety, and more importantly, give them a longer life to enjoy. If you are having some unusual changes to your bowel habits, review these differences and then follow up by making an appointment with Digestive Health Services.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic disorder that normally starts in early adulthood and affects 20% of the population, yet no one really knows what causes it. It’s perplexing for sure since we don’t know exactly why someone experiences the symptoms, but we can learn about 8 factors that increase your risk for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
According to the Produce for Better Health Foundation, 90% of adults and children don’t eat the proper amount of fruits and vegetables in their daily diets! Poor diet and exercise plans can cause disease, poor weight management, and reduced motivation. This month, take a look at you and your family’s diets and exercises and see if there are ways you can improve.
What Causes Lactose Intolerance?
It’s estimated that over 40 million Americans are lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance is a dietary condition that affects the way people digest dairy products. It varies in severity from person to person, and can mean that a bowl of cereal can either be a healthy start to the day, or a visit to the hospital.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an uncomfortable digestive condition that affects about 15 percent of the population. It can cause abdominal pain, bowel problems, diarrhea and chronic constipation.
Although there is no simple solution for treating IBS, the following diets have been proven to help people with the digestive disorder: