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Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.

Updated Articles and Resources

By Barbara Bradley Bolen, Ph.D.

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Foods on the FODMAP Diet Created: Thursday, October 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Learn about the FODMAP diet for IBS and find out what foods are considered high FODMAP foods and which foods are considered low FODMAP foods.
    • IBS and Candida Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Is Candida contributing to your IBS? Here you will learn how to identify a problem with candida and what steps to take to address a possible overgrowth.
    • IBS and Interstitial Cystitis (Painful Bladder Syndrome) Created: Friday, June 03, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      For some people, there is an overlap between interstitial cystitis (painful bladder syndrome) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Here you will find an overview of interstitial cystitis, find out why there may be an overlap with IBS, and get some ideas as to what can be done to ease the symptoms of both disorders.
    • Before You Use Flaxseed for IBS Constipation Created: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Have you heard about flaxseed? This healthy little seed has a reputation for easing constipation. Here you will find what you need to know about flaxseed.
    • Picture Your Digestive System Created: Wednesday, January 05, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn why it is important to be able to picture the workings of your digestive system.
    • Can Anxiety and Stress Cause Diarrhea? Created: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Do you experience diarrhea when you are anxious? Learn why this happens and what you can do to try to prevent it from happening again.
    • IBS and Panic Attacks Created: Sunday, September 19, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Do you find yourself dealing with IBS and panic attacks at the same time? Here you will find some resources for learning how to deal with the symptoms of both disorders.
    • How to Eat with IBS Created: Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      If you have IBS, you may have learned that some foods are not trustworthy. However, sometimes the way that we eat can make IBS symptoms worse. Here you will find some articles that will help to ens...
    • What Is Rectal Prolapse? Created: Friday, April 04, 2014 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      Do you suspect you might have a rectal prolapse? Learn about the symptoms, causes and treatment of rectal prolapse.
    • Is This IBS? What Else Could It Be? Created: Friday, November 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Is what you have IBS? How do you know if you really have IBS and not some other disorder? Learn about the signs and symptoms of other digestive disorders that are similar to IBS.
    • What Are FODMAPs? Created: Monday, October 04, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      FODMAPs are receiving a lot of attention due to their effect on IBS symptoms. Here you will find out what the term FODMAPs means.
    • Does Pregnancy Affect IBS? Created: Monday, March 15, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Depending on the person, pregnancy can help or hurt IBS symptoms. Learn what is known about the effects of pregnancy on IBS so that you will know what to expect from your IBS when you are expecting...
    • Chronic Idiopathic Constipation Created: Monday, November 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Definition of the health condition chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC).
    • IBS and Diabetes Created: Monday, October 17, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Do you have both IBS and diabetes? Here is your guide as to what to eat to best manage both disorders.
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Constipation Predominant (IBS-C) Created: Sunday, September 09, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Definition of IBS-C, constipation predominant irritable bowel syndrome.
    • What Causes Intestinal Gas? Created: Thursday, February 19, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Are you dealing with unwanted intestinal gas? Your first step to getting rid of it is to learn what factors are contributing to it. This brief overview will help you to better understand the probl...
    • Gut Bacteria and IBS Created: Monday, March 17, 2008 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Learn about the latest research regarding the role of gut bacteria in the development and maintenance of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
    • Leaky Gut Syndrome/Intestinal Permeability and IBS Created: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      Is leaky gut syndrome behind your IBS? Get the facts, not the hype.
    • Five Simple Rules for Adding Fiber to Your Diet Created: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      If you suffer from IBS, adding high fiber foods to your diet doesn't have to be a complicated process. Here are some simple, everyday guidelines for increasing your fiber intake."
    • IBS Problems After Gallbladder Removal Created: Tuesday, June 05, 2012 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      Have you been having stomach problems since you had your gallbladder removed? Learn why this might be happening and what you can do to feel better.
    • Hemorrhoid Self Care Created: Tuesday, January 12, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Are you suffering from the pain, itching and discomfort of hemorrhoids? Learn some easy steps to take to ease your suffering, encourage healing, and make them go away!
    • IBS Treatment Created: Saturday, September 08, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      IBS may have not cure, but there are lots of things that can help to treat its symptoms. Here you will find an overview of all IBS treatment options, including prescription medication, over the co...
    • What foods should I avoid so my IBS won't act up? Created: Friday, November 09, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      If you are sick from IBS, you may wonder what you can eat and what foods you should avoid. Here is your guide to foods that may trigger IBS symptoms.
    • What Is IBS? Created: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Here you will find an overview of everything that you might want to know about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) - what it is, and what are its symptoms, diagnosis, causes, and treatments."
    • Book Review: The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet Created: Wednesday, December 04, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Read a review of the book "The Complete Low-FODMAP Diet" by Sue Shepherd, Ph.D. and Peter Gibson, MD. and learn how it is possible to address IBS symptoms through careful food selection and delicious recipes.
    • How Safe is Imodium? Created: Wednesday, May 28, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      If you suffer from diarrhea, you may wonder if it is safe to take Imodium. This overview of Imodium will help to put your mind at ease about the safety of this medication for the treatment of diarrhea.
    • Chronic Diarrhea Treatment Guide Created: Monday, June 09, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Here you will find a comprehensive guide covering all aspects of chronic diarrhea treatment. Learn about the various treatment options, including medication, supplements, food, over-the-counter pr...
    • IBS Stomach Pain Relief Created: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Pain from IBS can be excruciating. Here you will learn some simple steps for soothing yourself and easing that pain.
    • What is SIBO? Is it Related to IBS? Created: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Is SIBO the reason behind your IBS symptoms? Learn what SIBO (small intestine bacterial overgrowth) is and how it may relate to irritable bowel syndrome.
    • Chronic Constipation Treatment Guide Created: Tuesday, June 10, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      Here is your guide to the wide variety of constipation treatment strategies that will help you ease your chronic symptoms. Find out about medication, supplements, food, self-care and psychotherapy.
    • Red Flag Digestive Symptoms Created: Friday, May 02, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      When you have chronic digestive problems due to IBS, it can be hard to tell if something more serious might be going on. Here is your guide to symptoms that are not typical for IBS and need to be ...
    • What is a typical and normal location for IBS pain? Created: Friday, May 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
      IBS pain can feel like it is all over the place. Here is a guide to where IBS pain is typically located and what is considered to be normal IBS pain.

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