Other information about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

IBS and smoking

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 Did you know that smoking doesn't just put you at risk for cancer, it can aggravate your digestive tract, and make some IBS symptoms worse?




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Latest News and research on IBS

IBS in the news, studies and articles  

On this page, we are publishing the latest news, studies, information and articles about IBS. Please check back regularly for updates.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and stress

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We become stressed when the demands placed on us by life or the environment are more than we think we can cope with. This sets off a response in our body sometimes called the 'fight or flight' syndrome or the 'stress response'. Hormones and neurotransmitters (brain chemicals) put our body on high alert, ready to deal with an emergency.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: diet and weight

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome does not usually affect your weight directly, however, there are a number of aspects of it that might have an indirect effect. 

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