Get Inspired: Woman With Crohn's Shares Bikini Photo With Colostomy Bags

Four years ago, Brittany Townsend would have never guessed that a photo of herself in a bikini would go viral on Facebook. The makeup artist from Worcester, England, has suffered from Crohn's disease since age 3, and nearly died when her bowel ruptured in 2010. She woke up in a hospital bed with two...

Could That Bloody Scene on 'Downton Abbey' Really Happen?

Spoiler alert: If you're a Downton Abbey addict and you missed Sunday's episode—or if you're just a little bit squeamish—this is your final warning to click away. ...

7 Natural Remedies for IBS That May Work for You

Treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be tough. It's characterized by abdominal pain and either constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of both, but its symptoms are different for every person who suffers from it. So, then, is what works to provide relief. ...

Fibromyalgia Drug Shows Promise in Treating IBS Pain

According to a small, preliminary study, a drug that's typically prescribed for fibromyalgia might also relieve pain related to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)—the common GI disorder estimated to affect as many as 15% of adults. There's not enough evidence to recommend pregabalin (sold under the brand name Lyrica) to IBS patients yet, says the lead investigator, but she hopes...

It Took Doctors Years to Diagnose Me With IBS—And I Finally Feel Better

It started when I was 18 during my first year of college. Instead of a normal bowel movement, I began spending very long periods of time in the bathroom straining with extremely little output. This would happen every day, and what came out was probably no bigger than a pebble. ...

Get Inspired: Woman With Crohn's Shares Bikini Photo With Colostomy Bags

Four years ago, Brittany Townsend would have never guessed that a photo of herself in a bikini would go viral on Facebook. The makeup artist from Worcester, England, has suffered from Crohn's disease since age 3, and nearly died when her bowel ruptured in 2010. She woke up in a hospital bed with two...

Could That Bloody Scene on 'Downton Abbey' Really Happen?

Spoiler alert: If you're a Downton Abbey addict and you missed Sunday's episode—or if you're just a little bit squeamish—this is your final warning to click away. ...

7 Natural Remedies for IBS That May Work for You

Treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be tough. It's characterized by abdominal pain and either constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of both, but its symptoms are different for every person who suffers from it. So, then, is what works to provide relief. ...

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