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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

    IBS is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets sensations in the bowel). 

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Diarrhea (IBS-D)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with how the bowel moves digestive material through our intestines (motility) and how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel (sensitivity). IBS affects between 10 and 20 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.

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel).  

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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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    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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    Living Positively with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

    IBS is a common chronic digestive disorder that affects more than 5 million Canadians. Gastroenterologist, Dr. Stephen Vanner, helps you to better understand IBS: its symptoms, what IBS is not, factors that affect IBS, tests you may need to have, and how to manage your symptoms.

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    Constipation with Dr. David Armstrong

    At the 2012 CDHF Digestive Health Public Education Forum, Dr. David Armstrong gave an interesting and educational presentation on Constipation to a capacity crowd.

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    IBS: Important Information From Canada's Experts

    Canada has one of the highest rates of IBS in the world. This syndrome impacts work, school, family and quality of life. This video features heartfelt discussions from people like you who are living with IBS and important information from Canada's experts.

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    IBS: The Mind-Gut Connection

    IBS is a common chronic digestive disorder that affects more than 5 million Canadians. It can be painful, debilitating and frustrating. IBS involves problems with motility (how we move contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets sensations in the bowel). Gastroenterologist, Dr. Stephen Vanner, helps you to better understand IBS: its symptoms, what IBS is not, factors that affect IBS, tests you may need to have, and how to manage your symptoms.

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    Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C)

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common chronic gastrointestinal disorder that involves problems with motility (how the bowel moves contents through our intestines) and sensitivity (how the brain interprets pain sensations in the bowel).  

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