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by Polsdorfer R

Resource Guide for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

RESOURCES

Address:
PO Box 342260
Bethesda, MD 20827-2260
Phone:
1-301-263-9000
Internet Address:
http://www.acg.gi.org
Description of Services Provided:
This comprehensive website provides information on all parts of the digestive tract. In "Digest This!" you'll find several pages on common GI conditions, including IBS.

RESOURCES

Address:
4930 Del Ray Ave.
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone:
1-301-654-2055
Internet Address:
http://www.gastro.org
Description of Services Provided:
The AGA provides information for physicians and the public about digestive disease symptoms, treatments, research, medical position statements, and advocacy. They also provide several thorough, consumer-friendly fact sheets, including one on IBS.

RESOURCES

Address:
1440 Whalley Ave. #145
New Haven, CT 06515
Phone:
1-416-932-3311
Internet Address:
http://www.ibsassociation.org
Internet Address of Irritable Bowel Syndrome Self-help and Support Group:
http://www.ibsgroup.org
Description of Services Provided:
Here you can "Ask the Specialist," join a support group, and read about IBS treatments, medications, and diagnostic tests. You can also find out about the latest clinical studies and research meetings.

RESOURCES

Address:
PO Box 170864
Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
Phone:
1-888-964-2001
Internet Address:
http://www.aboutibs.org
Description of Services Provided:
This website covers the latest topics in IBS, including the question of whether IBS is a bacterial infection or not, and a discussion of the controversial drug Lotronex. You can also find out about clinical trials and the basics of the disease.

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