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The 4 R's of Gut Healing For Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? It is estimated that 5 million Canadians suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, with approximately 120,000 Canadians being diagnosed each year. IBS is a chronic gastrointestinal disorder that affects the small and large intestines. It commonly presents as abdominal cramping and pain, bloating and gas, mucus in the stool, and diarrhea and/or constipation. Unlike ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, which are both inflammatory bowel diseases, IBS does not cause permanent damage to the bowel tissue, and does not increase your risk for colorectal disease. How is IBS diagnosed? Diagnosis of IBS is often a process of ruling out other conditions. A colo

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