Category Archives: Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Antibiotics Therapy May Help Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Currently, there is no cure for IBD.  Patients are usually given steroids such … Continue reading

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Exercise Improves Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits.  Currently, there is no cure for IBS.  Medicines (such as laxatives, antispasmodics, antidepressants, prokinetics and anti-gas) are usually given to … Continue reading

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Xifaxan Relives Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Our previous article reported the beneficial effects of exercise to relieve symptoms of irritable disease.  Now, two studies indicated that treatment with antibiotic, rifaximin (Xifaxan), for 2 weeks provides long-lasting, significant symptom relief in patients who have irritable bowel syndrome … Continue reading

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