Get Relief From Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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Here’s a painful statistic: 20 percent of adults have symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but most people who suffer from it aren’t receiving medical care to help them feel better.
Hi, I’m Dr. Griffin Rodgers, bringing you Healthy Moments from the NIH. I’m the Director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
If you regularly experience symptoms such as cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, you may have Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
The good news is there are treatments that can give you relief from this sometimes debilitating condition. Seeing a doctor is your first step. The doctor can use tests to rule out other conditions, and may recommend treatments such as
- dietary changes
- stress management options such as regular exercise
- and the use of certain medications
And for more information, visit our website at NIDDK or MyMajicDC.com . This is Dr. Griffin Rodgers. Join me next week for more “Healthy Moments.”
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