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What is IBS-D?

If you suffer from abdominal discomfort, bloating, or chronic diarrhea and loose stools due to a specific intestinal disorder like irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), you already know that you often have to change your plans or miss out altogether. These life-disrupting symptoms are the hallmarks of IBS-D.1,2

IBS-D is not just having a “sensitive stomach.” IBS-D is a life-altering and debilitating condition. It is also sometimes confused with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), another condition that can cause abdominal discomfort, chronic diarrhea and loose stools.3

Nearly 35 million Americans have IBS.2 It has been estimated that up to 21% of Americans may be diagnosed with IBS-D.4 While the exact cause of IBS-D is unclear, certain people may be at greater risk of developing it, including5:

  • Women
  • Young people (under age 45)
  • Those with a family history of IBS
  • People who suffer from anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems

Common symptoms

People with IBS-D often suffer from more than 1 symptom, which may include1,5,6:

  • Abdominal pain or discomfort
  • Bowel problems, including chronic diarrhea and loose stools
  • Bloating and gas
  • Feeling of “not getting everything out” during a bowel movement (called incomplete emptying)
  • Nausea

IBS-D is a serious medical condition that only your doctor can properly diagnose and manage.

Talking with your doctor

Talk to your doctor about getting help for abdominal discomfort, bloating, or chronic diarrhea and loose stools. Print out this free Doctor Discussion Guide to help you, and learn how EnteraGam® may help manage your condition.

Once IBS-D is correctly diagnosed, you can start to manage it, which may lead to fewer limitations in your life. EnteraGam® for IBS-D will tell you more.

You may also be interested in how changes in the environment of your intestine can be a problem and what you can do about it.

References
  1. IBS with diarrhea. International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders Website. http://www.aboutibs.org/site/signs-symptoms/diarrhea. Published July 6, 2016. Accessed February 5, 2017.
  2. IBS in America. American Gastroenterological Association Website. http://ibsinamerica.gastro.org/files/IBS_in_America_Survey_Report_2015-12-16.pdf. Published December 2015. Accessed February 5, 2017.
  3. What is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website. http://www.cdc.gov/ibd/what-is-ibd.htm. Published May 5, 2014.  Updated September 18, 2014. Accessed February 5, 2017.
  4. Current and future treatments for IBS-D. Mayo Clinic Website. http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/digestive-diseases/better-agents-needed-irritable-bowel-syndrome-diarrhea. Accessed February 5, 2017.
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome. Mayo Clinic Website. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/irritable-bowel-syndrome/basics/definition/con-20024578. Accessed February 5, 2017.
  6. Petschow BW, Burnett B, Shaw AL, Weaver EM, Klein GL. Serum-derived bovine immunoglobulin/protein isolate: postulated mechanism of action for management of enteropathy. Clin Exp Gastroenterol. 2014;7:181-190.

Intended Use

EnteraGam® is a medical food product intended for the dietary management of chronic diarrhea and loose stools. EnteraGam® must be administered under medical supervision.

Important Safety Information:

EnteraGam® contains beef protein: therefore, patients who have an allergy to beef or any other component of EnteraGam® should not take this product. EnteraGam® has not been studied in pregnant women, in women during labor and delivery, or in nursing mothers. The choice to administer EnteraGam® during pregnancy, labor and delivery, or to nursing mothers is at the clinical discretion of the prescribing physician.

EnteraGam® does not contain any milk-derived ingredients such as lactose, casein, or whey. EnteraGam® is gluten-free, dye-free, and soy-free.

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