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- From Dr. Deborah's Desk
Updated June 9, 2015
How complicated can digestion be? If you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you know that one of the body's natural processes can seem to go all haywire under certain conditions. You may have experienced how uncomfortable and even debilitating the condition's intestinal cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation can be. Fortunately, even though the symptoms of IBS can be severe, irritable bowel syndrome is not associated with more serious diseases such as colon cancer. You may also be relieved to know that irritable bowel syndrome doesn't cause permanent damage to your colon.