July 24, 2016
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (cont.)

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What lifestyle changes may help IBS symptoms and signs?

Some lifestyle changes that can also help relieve symptoms are

Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) related to small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?

Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) is considered one of the factors that may produce signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The medical data from studies done on SIBO are conflicting.

Some studies show an increase in gas production by intestinal bacteria as a cause of the pain and bloating associated with IBS. However, other studies done to determine if SIBO is the cause of IBS and if antibiotic treatment of SIBO is helpful in reducing or eliminating IBS symptoms have not been conclusive.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 3/9/2016

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/irritable_bowel_syndrome_ibs/article.htm

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