Monday, November 24, 2008

7 Common Digestive Problems and How to End Them

There's something about digestive difficulties that makes them hard to discuss in polite company—which leaves many of us suffering one problem or another in silence. Yet fixes can be as simple as making informed lifestyle changes or taking over-the-counter remedies. Peppermint oil and soluble fiber, for example, can help people with irritable bowel syndrome; a study the British Medical Journal published in November concludes that both should be first-line therapies for IBS. Here's a rundown of the latest medical wisdom on some other common gastrointestinal problems.
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