Wondering if you might have IBS or IBD? Ask these 5 questions.

Wondering if you might have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? These two GI conditions sound similar — and may even present with some similar symptoms — but are actually quite different.  If you’re just not feeling well, it might be tempting to think, “Why does knowing which one I have matter?”

5 signs you might have IBS — and when to see a GI provider

Did you know that roughly 10% to 15% of adults in the United States have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Yet only about half know it. Unfortunately, ongoing IBS symptoms can significantly impact a person’s quality of life — causing them to miss out on opportunities, including social events, work, and more.  There are common signs

Feeling backed up? Try these 5 constipation remedies

The occasional episode of constipation or irregularity is uncomfortable and disruptive, but chronic constipation is a common GI disorder that can be debilitating. There are many quick fix remedies available over-the-counter, such as laxatives and supplements, but these are not always well-tolerated, and can wreak havoc on an otherwise healthy gut.  Fortunately, an integrated GI

Feeling bloated? Try these 5 expert-backed tips for relief.

Bloating is an uncomfortable yet common digestive symptom, and can cause abdominal pain, pressure, and tenderness. Whether you experience occasional bloating after meals or more consistent pressure, here are 5 strategies to try to ease the discomfort: 1. Heat Applying a heating pad or hot water bottle to your sore abdomen can provide short-term relief.

5 things women should know about living with IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is one of the most common GI diagnoses, and its accompanying symptoms — cramping, pain, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, and/or gas — can be challenging. Women are more likely than men to live with IBS, and may experience these symptoms differently. If you’re a woman living with IBS, there are a few things

What’s the best diet for IBS?

For people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, the telltale symptoms — bloating, diarrhea, constipation, cramping, and abdominal pain — are impossible to ignore. A bad day can leave you wondering, “Was it something I ate?” and unfortunately, it’s not in your head — an overwhelming majority of people living with IBS have found that

Dating and intimacy with a digestive condition

While it’s natural to feel nervous about dating, that feeling may run even deeper if you’re living with digestive issues. But there’s no need to press pause on dating altogether — our GI experts are sharing their top 4 tips to help you feel confident when connecting with others, whether you’re single or in a

3 exercises for IBS symptom relief

While it might be tempting to curl up on the couch when your digestive issues are flaring, studies show that low-to-moderate intensity exercise may actually help reduce irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms and improve overall well-being.1 Exercise can also lead to better sleep patterns and reduce stress — two things that are closely related to

5 tips for dining out when you have IBS

Many people look forward to dining out at a restaurant – enjoying the company of others and eating expertly prepared food with no kitchen clean-up required. But if you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you may not feel quite as positive about the experience. In fact, for many people with IBS, the idea of going

7 common questions about IBS, answered

IBS is the most common disorder diagnosed by GI doctors. Yet, despite affecting so many, the condition is still widely misunderstood.

5 ways a registered dietitian can support your digestive health

See how a GI Registered Dietitian can make a difference in your digestive care journey, even if you've worked with a dietitian in the past.
Crohn's flare tips for symptom relief

Sleep and IBS: What’s the connection?

Poor sleep and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) often go hand-in-hand. In fact, people with sleep disturbances are about one and a half times more likely to have some degree of IBS than people without sleep troubles. So what’s the connection between IBS and sleep? While we don’t yet know the exact relationship, we do know

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