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2024 Jun 10



Irritable bowel syndrome: Clinical practice update.


Carter KA


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common and burdensome disorder characterized by chronic recurrent abdominal pain and altered bowel habits. IBS remains misunderstood, leading to delayed diagnosis, impaired quality of life, and substantial healthcare costs. Advancing clinicians’ understanding of this complex biopsychosocial process, using a positive diagnostic strategy rather than a diagnosis of exclusion, and incorporating a multimodal treatment approach expedite time to diagnosis, facilitate symptom relief, and reduce financial expenditure.