Diseases & Conditions


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Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Synonyms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Adaptive Colitis
  • Colonic Neurosis
  • IBS
  • Irritable Colon Syndrome
  • Mucous Colitis
  • Spastic Colon
  • Unstable Colon

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as Spastic Colon or Mucous Colitis, is a digestive disorder characterized by an abnormal increase in the mobility of the intestines (small and large). Symptoms may include abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. This disorder is common; about 50 percent of all gastrointestinal problems are associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There is no organic disease present, only the function of the intestines is affected. However, based on the symptoms, this disease can be confused with other organic bowel diseases.



    Organizations related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • CF Alliance
      P.O. Box 9204
      Bardonia NY 10954
      Phone #: 845-548-0313
      800 #: --
      e-mail: CF_ALLIANCE@yahoo.com
      Home page: http://cf-alliance.tripod.com
    • CORE
      3 St. Andrews Place
      London None NW1 4LB
      Phone #: 020- 74-86 0341
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@corecharity.org.uk
      Home page: http://www.corecharity.org.uk
    • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
      386 Park Avenue South
      New York NY 10016-9804
      Phone #: 212-685-3440
      800 #: 800-932-2423
      e-mail: info@ccfa.org
      Home page: http://www.ccfa.org
    • Digestive Disease National Coalition
      507 Capitol Court
      Washington DC 20002
      Phone #: 202-544-7497
      800 #: --
      e-mail: scott@hmcw.org
      Home page: http://www.ddnc.org
    • Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association
      http://au.groups.yahoo.com/group/Erythema Nodosum/
      None None None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: EryhemNodosum@yahoogroups.com.au
      Home page: http://www.au.groups.yahoo.com/group/ErythemaNodosum
    • Erythema Nodosum Yahoo Support Group
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: N/A
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/erythema_nodosum_Group/
    • International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
      P.O. Box 170864
      Milwaukee WI 53217
      Phone #: 414-964-1799
      800 #: 888-964-2001
      e-mail: iffgd@iffgd.org
      Home page: http://www.iffgd.org
    • KickAS.org
      11688 North Sage Brook Road
      Oro Valley AZ 85737-7342
      Phone #: 520-544-3023
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: kickas@kickas.org
      Home page: http://www.kickas.org
    • MUMS (Mothers United for Moral Support, Inc) National Parent-to-Parent Network
      150 Custer Court
      Green Bay WI 54301-1243
      Phone #: 920-336-5333
      800 #: 877-336-5333
      e-mail: mums@netnet.net
      Home page: http://www.netnet.net/mums/
    • NIH/National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      2 Information Way
      Bethesda MD 20892-3570
      Phone #: 301-654-3810
      800 #: 800-891-5389
      e-mail: nddic@info.niddk.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niddk.nih.gov
    • National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
      P.O. Box 544 or 224 South Maple Street
      Ambler PA 19002
      Phone #: 215-325-1306
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@celiaccentral.org
      Home page: http://www.CeliacCentral.org



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