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More About Constipation and Diarrhea

We have already learned that there are two most common types of irritable bowel syndrome: constipation predominant and diarrhea predominant. Let’s speak about those two in more detail. Constipation is the condition in which defecation is delayed for a variety of reasons. It may be due to consciously ignoring or preventing defecation or to decreased […]

The Colon And Irritable Bowel Syndrome

In order to understand the etiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) one needs to learn more about the functioning of the colon. The colon (large intestine), a tube about 2.5 in. in diameter, forms the last 4 ft of the gastrointestinal tract. The cecum forms a blind-ended pouch below the junction of the small and […]