In gastroenterology, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a functional bowel disorder characterized by abdominal pain and changes in bowel habits which are not associated with any abnormalities seen on routine clinical testing. It is fairly common and makes up 20-50% of visits to gastroenterologists. There are two forms, dependent on which symptom predominates: Lower abdominal pain IBS and Non-ulcer dyspepsia. The abdominal pain type is usually described in a patient as either ...
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Coping skills
... Living with irritable bowel syndrome presents daily challenges. It may be painful or embarrassing and can seriously affect the quality of your life. These suggestions may help you cope more easily: Le...
Source: MayoClinic