What is included in the patient education about irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?

Updated: Dec 30, 2019
  • Author: Mohammad F El-Baba, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Educate patients and their families about the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms. Patients who were given detailed discussions about their diagnosis and treatment have been found to have reduced symptom intensity and fewer return visits to physicians.

For patient education resources, go to eMedicineHealth's Digestive Disorders Center as well as eMedicineHealth's patient education article Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).


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