Harvard Men's Health Watch
Soothing solutions for irritable bowel syndrome
Adopting these strategies can help treat and manage this common digestive condition. Many older men struggle with intermittent stomach symptoms for many years without a diagnosis. They might have cramping, excessive gas, bloating, constipation, or bouts of unexplained diarrhea — or some combination. If these problems started when you were much younger, you likely have irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.