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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Overview

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the most common disorder affecting the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with IBS frequently suffer from pain and bloating in association with diarrhea, constipation or both. These symptoms may be aggravated by stress or ingesting trigger foods such as caffeine, fatty foods or spicy foods.

Diagnostic testing such as stool studies, blood tests and even colonoscopy may be necessary to exclude other conditions that cause similar symptoms. Treating IBS typically involves other dietary modifications and medications to relieve symptoms such as intestinal spasms, constipation or diarrhea. Patients often benefit from regular exercise and measures to relieve underlying stress or depression associated with the disease. Symptoms are typically chronic and require ongoing therapy.

Are you concerned about your risk for IBS? Perhaps you are struggling with the disease? Please consult Regional Gi’s team of board-certified specialists. Regional Gi is committed to serving you with professionalism, care and privacy. Please contact us for more information.