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Reducing Your Risk of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

There are no guidelines for reducing your risk of IBS because the cause is unknown.

REFERENCES:

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at:http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T113627/Irritable-bowel-syndrome-IBS. Updated September 12, 2017. Accessed June 27, 2018.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/gastrointestinal-disorders/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs. Updated November 2017. Accessed June 27, 2018.

Wilkins T, Pepitone C, Alex B, Schade RR. Diagnosis and management of IBS in adults. Am Fam Physician. 2012;86(5):419-426.

Last reviewed May 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daus Mahnke, MD  Last Updated: 12/20/2014