Irritable Bowel Syndrome

For anyone fighting the painful and uncomfortable symptoms of IBS, certain mealtime guidelines can help. Learn which foods are best for digestive health.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is common, affecting as many as 20 percent of Americans, and yet it remains a mystery. No one knows exactly what causes it, and there is no way for a doctor to make a definitive diagnosis. What's certain is that food can trigger flare-ups of the disorder — by finding out what foods are your personal triggers, you can learn how to eat meals that are safe for your stomach.
IBS Basics: What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
How Food Affects IBS
IBS Basics: What Is IBS?
Learn the basics of irritable bowel syndrome — and find out how food affects your condition.
What is IBS? Find out here.
Lactose Intolerance and IBS
How do you know if you have lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome?
Find out what's causing your symptoms.
Fiber Supplements for IBS
Many experts recommend fiber supplements, but they are not always the best medicine.
Find out if fiber supplements are for you.
Common IBS Trigger Foods
No one knows what causes IBS, but certain foods are known to set off its painful symptoms.
See 11 of the most common IBS triggers.
6 Tips for Outsmarting IBS
Beyond changing your diet, here are six other ways you can soothe your upset stomach.
Follow these tips to prevent bouts of IBS.