IBS Awareness and the Fiber Connection

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FibrestoreAsMuchAsAlthough the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are unknown, the symptoms and side effects have become all too familiar for many. IBS, which affects mostly younger women, can cause abdominal cramps, constipation, diarrhea and misery for an estimated 58 million Americans. Between 7 and 10 percent of people in the world have IBS, but many don’t see a doctor about their symptoms. Let’s take a closer look at the potential causes and signs of IBS. Continue reading “IBS Awareness and the Fiber Connection”

Taming the Tummy

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April is IBS Awareness Month. It’s estimated that 9-23% of the world’s population has IBS, yet many are undiagnosed. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder within the intestines that causes abdominal pain and discomfort. The pain may occur on its own, or it can be accompanied by constipation, diarrhea and bloating.
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