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Managing IBS Symptoms

Posted by Ned Snyder III, M.D., M.A.C.P., A.G.A.F. on Dec 19, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal disorder with uncomfortable, painful symptoms: abdominal pain and cramping, bloating, gas and diarrhea or constipation. A chronic condition, living with IBS causes anxiety and frustration for so many patients, and this anxiety and frustration is often worsened by knowing that there is, unfortunately, no current cure to reverse it.  The good news is that there are ways to keep symptoms at bay and manage the side effects that come along with them.

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Topics: IBS, managing IBS

High Fructose Corn Syrup May Trick You into Thinking You Have IBS

Posted by Ned Snyder III, M.D., M.A.C.P., A.G.A.F. on Jun 27, 2015 10:38:00 AM

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) can be a sneaky condition. There isn’t a biomarker for it. We can’t blood test for it. There isn’t even one set of symptoms that are identical for everyone, so diagnosis of gastrointestinal illnesses can quickly become a process of elimination to determine if a patient is really suffering from IBS. One problem that seems to keep cropping up: high fructose corn syrup.

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Topics: high fructose corn syrup, diagnosing IBS, irritable bowel syndrome, bacteria, IBS, intestines, IBS symptoms

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