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Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

There is no cure for IBS. However many people are able to control their symptoms with lifestyle modifications, stress management, medications, and alternative treatments. The goal of treatment is to minimize your symptoms and the effect they have on your life.

Treatment for IBS includes:

At this time, there are no surgical procedures to treat IBS.

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References:

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IBS. American Gastroenterological Association website. Available at:
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). EBSCO DynaMed Plus website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.... Updated March 17, 2017. Accessed May 25, 2017.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at:
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Updated April 2016. Accessed May 25, 2017.
Last reviewed May 2017 by EBSCO Medical Review Board Daus Mahnke, MD
Last Updated: 12/20/2014

 

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