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A 78-year-old female asked:

Ibs dx 30 years ago. loose stools every day now diarrhiea 1 day every week or two only a m. incomplete due to diverticulosis colon and barium done a c scan showed diver no inflammation.does aging affect ibs? normal blood work. take metamucil daily

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear question: Age does affect colon function and bowel habits, with or without IBS. It is good that you are under medical care and have had screening examination done for polyps. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs. For nutrition: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/.

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