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Resource Guide for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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American College of Gastroenterology

  • 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.

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)

  • 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.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Association

  • 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.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. (IFFGD)

  • 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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