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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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What characterizes irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder characterized by
recurrent abdominal pain, bloating, and regular changes in bowel habits
constipation or diarrhea
Rome criteria for IBS
The Rome criteria are standardized symptom-based criteria for diagnosing IBS. It requires the presence of abdominal pain or discomfort for at least 3 days/mo in the last 3 mo along with ≥ 2 of the following:
-Improvement with defecation
-Onset (of each episode of discomfort) associated with a change in frequency of defecation
-Change in consistency of stool
Who is most commonly affects by IBS?
Irritable bowel syndrome most commonly affects
Name two medications indicated for the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome?
Hyoscyamine and dicyclomine are antimuscarinic antispasmodics indicated for irritable bowel syndrome
What dietary modification may relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in patients with constipation as the primary symptom?
may relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome in patients with constipation as the primary symptom, as symptoms normally improve with defecation
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