IBS Causes
Sophie Lee
Sophie Lee
February 11, 2019
While the exact cause of IBS is still uncertain, doctors believe that these five factors may lead to IBS. Learn more about the common IBS causes here.

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IBS Symptoms

9 Symptoms of IBS to Be Aware Of

With a rise in the number of people experiencing this condition, it’s smart to learn the top IBS symptoms, as many people go undiagnosed for years.
by Sophie Lee on September 5, 2018
IBS Diarrhea

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome With Diarrhea?

IBS diarrhea is one of the three types of irritable bowel syndrome – the other types being IBS constipation and alternating IBS.
by Sophie Lee on July 16, 2018
What Is IBS?

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

What is IBS? IBS is a gut disorder that causes diarrhea, constipation, stomach pain and bloating. It's not life-threatening but can affect your life.
by Sophie Lee on June 19, 2018
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and IBS

Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth or IBS?

Some researchers believe SIBO may cause some cases of IBS. Learn more about the small intestinal bacterial overgrowth and IBS link.
by Sophie Lee on May 7, 2018
IBS and Fatigue

Can IBS Make You Feel Tired All the Time?

One published study looked at 24 previous studies to search for a link between IBS and fatigue and found a strong correlation between the two.
by Sophie Lee on March 13, 2018
IBS and Back Pain

Is Back Pain a Symptom of IBS?

IBS and back pain appear to be unrelated, yet many people diagnosed with this condition may experience low back pain, especially during the night.
by Sophie Lee on February 14, 2018
IBS And Nausea

Is Nausea a Symptom of IBS?

Nausea is one of the most disruptive symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It can be caused by eating specific foods, medications or other factors.
by Emmi Scott on October 10, 2017

What’s the Difference Between IBS and IBD?

"IBS vs. IBD – What's the difference?" The confusion stems from the fact IBS and IBD have such similar acronyms and share quite a few of their symptoms.
by Sophie Lee on September 19, 2017

GERD and IBS: Is There a Connection?

GERD and IBS are two conditions that display very similar symptoms. Excluding that they're both GI illnesses, is there more to their connection?
by Krystina Ostermeyer on September 13, 2017
Is IBS Hereditary?

Is IBS Hereditary?

If you or someone in your family has IBS, you may be wondering, is IBS hereditary? There may be a link between genetics and developing the condition.
by Emmi Scott on July 14, 2017
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