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What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome? 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that may lead to cramping, gassiness, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Some people with IBS have constipation; others have diarrhea, and some people experience alternating bouts of each.

As opposed to other intestinal conditions, such as Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, IBS does not cause inflammation of the intestines or permanent damage. Managing diet and limiting stress can control most of the symptoms caused by IBS.

Nutritionists can work with your gastrointerologist to develop a clinically sound diet that can help to control your symptoms of IBS.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with an East Jefferson General Hospital nutritionist or gastrointerologist, please call HealthFinder at (504) 456-5000 or visit www.ejgh.org.

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