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irritable bowel syndrome

Large intestine may be source of woes for people with irritable bowel syndrome

People with IBS ferment their food in the wrong area of their intestines, a Norwegian study shows. This may explain why a diet low in foods that are poorly absorbed by the small intestine helps with IBS.

Treating irritable bowel syndrome with transplanted faeces

Faecal transplantation may work well for some individuals with IBS, a new Norwegian study shows.

Irritable bowels leak bacteria

In a laboratory test mucous membrane tissue in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) let twice the numbers of bacteria pass through compared with those of healthy persons.

Shifting perspectives on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has long been seen as an affliction linked as much to a patient’s mental health as physical health. New evidence suggests the affliction has clear physical causes.

First image of an irritable bowel

Just a few years ago many in the medical profession thought that the common intestinal malady irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was psychological – with its origins in the head, not the gut.