Home > Medical > Digestive health > Irritable bowel syndrome Irritable bowel syndrome All sections in Digestive Health » About Gastro » Anal & Rectal Disorders » Digestive Disorders » Common Symptoms » Dehydration » Digestive Health » Gastro & Food Illness » IBS » News » Tests & Procedures Get the support you need to effectively manage IBS You are not alone. Ask Libby Beating IBS with the low-fodmap diet Reducing or eliminating certain fodmaps from your diet (carbs found in common foods that can be difficult to digest), can improve your irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, research has found. Do you suffer from IBS? IBS is a chronic and debilitating condition that affects up to 23% of the population, particularly women. This number appears to be on the increase, writes DietDoc. Test Calcium calculator » Test Is my heartburn serious? » Follow Health24 on Pinterest » Ask CyberDoc » This ad is causing a big stink The scoop on poop Living with IBS Having a spastic colon is no fun, but with the right knowledge, diet and attitude, you can make sure your sensitive stomach doesn’t hamper your life. Are you really constipated? Many people think that if they do not have two or more bowel movements every single day of their lives they are constipated. This is patently not true, writes DietDoc. Getting to the root of bowel pain Whether or not you suffer from IBS, ulcerative colitis or Crohn's: take note of the fact that a number of factors could protect against, or worsen, these forms of bowel disease. IBS tied to fat, fructose Two new studies suggest fat and fructose, a sugar found in many fruits and honey, play key roles in causing gastrointestinal disorders. IBS - spastic colon Read about the causes of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), treatment and diet for those living with the symptoms of spastic colon such as pain, bloating, and diarrhoea. Dietary fibre - how to prevent constipation Certain dietary precautions can promote normal, regular bowel movements and prevent constipation. Here's what to do. The real reason for IBS New research shows that serotonin, a neurotransmitter generally believed to be involved in mood, is also at the root of irritable bowel syndrome (spastic colon). DietDoc comments. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.