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If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), then you know how disruptive it can be. Some people write it off as a little bloating or stomach pain, but IBS can be so severe that you have to cancel plans, can’t comfortably close your pants, can’t find a good sleeping position, and are a prisoner to the bathroom, afraid to leave your house for a few hours. You’ve probably searched everywhere for help alleviating your symptoms, but one thing is for certain; you cannot afford to make matters worse. If you don’t critically analyze and fact-check some of the treatments you hear about, you could end up with more severe symptoms. Here are some of the top myths about treating irritable bowel syndrome.


You just need to relax

There is certainly a strong connection between the brain and the intestines, and many people believe that if an IBS sufferer were simply stress-free, their symptoms would go away.




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