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  1. Fact Sheet: Sex Differences in Abdominal Pain


    By: Elie D. Al-Chaer, MS, PhD, JD

    Experimental and clinical studies highlight the existence of sex-related differences in the perception of and responsiveness to painful stimuli. Sex-related differences in pain processing and responsiveness in general have been documented in experimental studies using animal models, and pain is experienced differently by men and women.  Sex-related differences have also emerged in the search for new IBS-specific medications.

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  2. Fact Sheet: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Approach to Treating Patients


    By: Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    At the 7th International Symposium on Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, held in April 2007 by IFFGD, we talked to Peter Whorwell, MD about treatment options that are available to patients with IBS.  For over two decades, Dr. Whorwell has been studying functional gastrointestinal disorders. He directs the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service where he cares for a large number of patients including about 1,000 new patients with IBS per year.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Is There a Health Benefit From High Colonics?


    By: Thomas Puetz, MD

    Is there a health benefit from high colonics? Are there risks? This article will help you understand how the bowels function and whether or not there is a role for high colonics.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Is It Safe to Take Loperamide Long Term to Control Diarrhea?


    By: Peter J. Whorwell, MD

    How safe is it to control diarrhea with loperamide for an indefinite period of time? The information in this fact sheet was adapted from the Clinical Corner Section of Digestive Health Matters, 2009; vol. 18. No. 2. Questions and answers in IFFGD’s Clinical Corner are available free online to IFFGD members.

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  5. Fact Sheet: Avoiding Drug Adverse Effects


    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Adverse effects are undesirable and sometimes harmful results from drugs or other therapies. To understand adverse effects we must first understand what is a drug, how it normally works, and why even the most beneficial drugs may cause harm. Tips on how to avoid adverse effects.

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  6. Fact Sheet: Helping Children and Adolecents Cope With Abdominal Pain


    By: Lynn Walker, PhD

    Health professionals use the term 'cope' to describe how we respond to difficult or unwanted situations. Children or adolescents who have bowel disorders need help to cope effectively with symptoms of recurrent abdominal pain and unpredictable bowel symptoms as they go about their daily lives. A knowledgeable physician or therapist can help provide the family and the child with positive skills to help respond effectively. In this article Dr. Walker provides useful tips on: going to school, using the bathrooms, and interacting with teachers and classmates. 

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