Irritable Bowel Syndrome Articles A-Z
Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome - IBS Remedies
This page contains links to eMedTV Irritable Bowel Syndrome Articles containing information on subjects from Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome to IBS Remedies. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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- Common Diets for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Fruits, vegetables, and rice may help improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This eMedTV article takes a brief look at common diets for irritable bowel syndrome, as well as a discussion on various foods that might make IBS symptoms worse.
- Diagnosing Irritable Bowel Syndrome
A colonoscopy and x-rays are some of the tests a doctor may use to diagnose irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This eMedTV page explains why it can be difficult to diagnose this digestive condition and describes other ways to determine if you have IBS.
- Drug Treatment for IBS
Laxatives and antidiarrheals are some of the medicines used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This eMedTV Web resource further explores drug treatment for IBS, including some natural remedies (such as probiotics and peppermint oil).
- Generic Amitiza
A generic form of Amitiza (lubiprostone) may not be available until 2014, when the next patent expires. This eMedTV segment discusses various circumstances that may extend or shorten the period before generic Amitiza products will be available.
- Generic Bentyl
Bentyl (dicyclomine) comes in several different generic forms and strengths. This page from the eMedTV archives describes the various generic Bentyl products and lists some of the drug companies that currently manufacture these drugs.
- Generic Linzess
No generic Linzess (linaclotide) is available, as the drug is currently protected by patents. This eMedTV segment includes a discussion on when the first patent is expected to expire and when a generic version of the drug might become available.
- Generic Lotronex
You cannot get a generic Lotronex (alosetron) product at this time. This selection from the eMedTV Web library discusses why this is the case and explains whether a generic version of Lotronex might be made at some point in the future.
- Generic Zelnorm
A generic for Zelnorm won't be available until at least 2013, when the patent for Zelnorm expires. As this eMedTV page explains, drugs currently sold as "generic Zelnorm" are fake, substandard, and potentially dangerous -- and shouldn't be purchased.
- IBS and Lotronex
This eMedTV article examines how Lotronex is used for IBS treatment in women. It also includes details on how the drug works and provides a link to more information.
- IBS Cure
Because it is a chronic condition, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) cannot be cured. However, as this eMedTV Web page discusses, there are several treatment options available that can help relieve IBS symptoms, such as dietary changes and medications.
- IBS Foods to Eat
Foods high in fiber (such as fruits and vegetables) may relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This eMedTV page describes other foods you may want to eat if you have IBS, such as those high in carbohydrates and low in fat.
- IBS Info
Are you looking for info on IBS? This eMedTV resource is a great place to start. It provides a brief overview of this condition, including common symptoms, contributing factors, treatment, and more. There is a link to a full-length article too.
- IBS Information
Have you recently been diagnosed with IBS? This eMedTV page has the information you need. It provides a brief overview of how common this condition is, possible causes, and the usual treatment plan, with a link to even more details.
- IBS Medications
This eMedTV article explains that laxatives, antidiarrheal medications, and antispasmodics are some of the medications used for treating symptoms of irritable syndrome (IBS). This page lists other possible IBS medicines, including natural remedies.
- IBS Pain
This eMedTV page explains that abdominal (stomach) pain is a common symptom of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This article offers a brief look at IBS pain, including where this pain is usually located and things that can help relieve the discomfort.
- IBS Remedies
Lifestyle changes and medications are some of the possible remedies for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This eMedTV article offers a brief look at how these treatment options can help relieve IBS symptoms and provides a link to more detailed information.