6 Tips for Outsmarting IBS

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Rule out other disorders.
Don’t assume that your symptoms are due to IBS unless your doctor has told you so. You need to get a thorough medical workup to rule out other, more serious conditions, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, and colorectal cancer. Even if you’ve had a diagnosis of IBS, be sure to go back to your doctor if your symptoms change or worsen.