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6 Expert Tips for IBS Relief

Get relief from IBS.

About 13% of Americans experience irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, a chronic bowel disorder characterized by periodic diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain and bloating. While there is a spectrum of medications effective in treating this condition, I always counsel my patients on lifestyle changes that can sustainably ease their IBS symptoms in addition to drug therapies. Making informed decisions on how to manage your IBS can seriously improve your quality of life and alleviate symptoms.



THIS CONTENT DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. This content is provided for informational purposes and reflects the opinions of the author. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare professional regarding your health. If you think you may have a medical emergency, contact your doctor immediately or call 911.


Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD

Brian E. Lacy, PhD, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Section of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Dartmouth, NH. He also authored a book called Making Sense of IBS. View his Healthgrades profile >

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