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Resource Guide for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Address: PO Box 342260 Bethesda, MD 20827-2260
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.
Address: 4930 Del Ray Ave. Bethesda, MD 20814
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.
Address: 1440 Whalley Ave. #145 New Haven, CT 06515
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.
Address: PO Box 170864 Milwaukee, WI 53217-8076
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.
- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 09/2013
- Update Date: 09/30/2013