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    Understanding Diarrhea

    Acute diarrhea is caused by bacterial, viral, or parasitic infections, food intolerance, reactions to medicine and generally lasts a short time. Chronic diarrhea is usually related to other digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease may last for the duration of the illness. 

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    Living Positively with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    If you are one of the 5 million Canadians living with IBS, you know all about its not-so-pleasant symptoms. Understanding the syndrome is the first step to feeling better. There are proactive strategies you can take to relieve symptoms. Watch our IBS animation to learn about proactive strategies and treatment options that can help you get back to living your life, your way. 

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    Understanding IBS-D

     IBS affects between 10 and 15 percent of people in the developed world, about one-third of whom have IBS with diarrhea as the primary symptom, commonly referred to IBS-D. In this empowering session, Dr. Steve Vanner reviewed the basics of IBS-D and answered the many questions of attendees.

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    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    Millions of Canadians suffer from IBS. Dr. Steve Somerton offers a series of options to help you get the diagnosis you need, understand the tests you may be sent to have and options for relieving symptoms. 

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Enhancing lifelong health

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation believes our ability to help establish, enrich and protect a healthy gut microbiota is the key to lifelong health