212015Jun

FDA Approves Two New IBS Medications

The FDA recently approved two new prescription medications to treat irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea.  Viberzi (eluxadoline) and Xifaxan (rifaximin) are the two new recently approved medications.  Viberzi helps to reduce bowel contractions, which leads to less diarrhea. Xifaxan is an antibiotic which works to change your gut bacteria and reduce diarrhea.   According to the…

Read More
222013Jul

Recommended Diet and Lifestyle for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that affects the colon (large intestine).  Irritable bowel syndrome can commonly cause abdominal cramping and pain, bloating/gas, diarrhea and constipation.  IBS does not cause permanent damage to your colon. In many cases you can control the symptoms that are associated with IBS by changing your diet, lifestyle,…

Read More
72012Nov

Could You Be Suffering From Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder of the intestines that causes abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. IBS has not been shown to cause more serious diseases such as cancer or inflammatory bowel diseases, which includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome vary from person to person.  The…

Read More