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How to manage irritable bowel syndrome?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: 1st: fiber and water

A high fiber diet with sufficient amounts of water intake is the first line of management.
You correctly identified that ibs is managed but not cured. Stress management is a powerful adjunct. There are some clinical trials investigating other forms of treatment. Poorly absorbed oralantibiotics are used in europe, but rarely in the us due to other risks.

In brief: 1st: fiber and water

A high fiber diet with sufficient amounts of water intake is the first line of management.
You correctly identified that ibs is managed but not cured. Stress management is a powerful adjunct. There are some clinical trials investigating other forms of treatment. Poorly absorbed oralantibiotics are used in europe, but rarely in the us due to other risks.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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