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Help Ease the Frustrations of Your IBS Patients

Oct. 18, 2017

Resources are available to help you provide an overview of symptoms, testing and the best treatment options for your patients.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be frustrating for patients and physicians alike. For patients, it’s often months (sometimes years) of symptoms and discomfort before finding answers or relief. For physicians, it can be a struggle to provide a clear diagnosis or support for a condition for which there are few treatments.

This month’s Patient Education Section in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology highlights the need-to-know information for patients with IBS. By providing an overview of symptoms, testing and the best treatment options, you can better set expectations and hopefully ease frustrations of those suffering. 

Put the power in the hands of your IBS patients by giving them credible patient education. For more patient resources on IBS, and other GI topics, visit the AGA Patient Info Center.


More on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Principles of GI for the NP and PA

Aug. 10, 2018

Hear from the experts as they provide you with critical updates on treating and managing patients with a variety of GI disorders.

2018 AGA Postgraduate Course

June 2, 2018

Secure your spot for this clinically focused, multi-topic course that offers immediately applicable information. Held in conjunction with DDW®. Save $75 when you register by April 18.

Volatile Organic Compounds in Feces Associate With Response to Dietary Intervention in Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome

March 1, 2018

Fecal VOC profiling is a low cost, non-invasive tool that might be used to predict responses of patients with IBS to low-FODMAP diet and probiotics and identify their mechanisms of action.