New Therapies to Ease the Burden of IBS

Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments are available to help alleviate symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and its accompanying psychological disorders.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has effects far beyond gastrointestinal symptoms. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic gastrointestinal disorders, and occurs most often in patients under age 50. It is characterized by abdominal pain and bowel dysfunction—diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C), or alternating periods of both (mixed—IBS-M). In 40 to 60 percent of cases, […]

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