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Digestive Disease Information
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of symptoms—including pain or discomfort in your abdomen and changes in your bowel movement patterns—that occur together.
Though irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) doesn’t have a cure, your doctor can manage the symptoms with a combination of diet, medicines, probiotics, and therapies for mental health problems.
Eating smaller meals more often, or eating smaller portions, may help your IBS symptoms. You should avoid foods and drinks that make your symptoms worse.
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) conduct and support basic and clinical research into many digestive disorders.
NIH study finds genetic links between common kidney and digestive diseasesDec 4, 2014
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