Conventional and Alternative Measures for IBS Management


Conventional and Alternative Measures for IBS Management


Abdul Kader Mohiuddin

Dr. M. Nasirullah Memorial Trust, Tejgaon, Dhaka


Open Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or irritable bowel disease (IBD), is also known as spastic colitis, mucus colitis, and nervous colon. It is a chronic, or long-term, condition, but symptoms tend to change over the years. It’s not uncommon for people with IBS to have episodes of both constipation and diarrhea. Symptoms such as bloating and gas typically go away after a bowel movement. There is no cure for IBS. Treatment is aimed at symptom relief. Certain foods as well as stress and anxiety can be triggers for IBS symptoms for many people. Medications are available to ease the symptoms of IBS, but some patients feel better trying natural remedies instead of (or in addition to) conventional drugs. Objective of the Study: To detail conventional and alternative treatment approaches of IBS. Limitation of The Study: Surgical considerations of IBS patients are not included in this article. Findings: Lifestyle modification, specially food habit alteration mostly effective along with psychological counseling and medication adherence. Practical Implications: GPs, gastroenterologists, medicine specialists, pharmacy and medical students will get best benefit out of this article.


Keywords: Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Low-FODMAP; Cognitive behavioral therapy; Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Chinese Herbal Medicine; brain–gut axis

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Abdul Kader Mohiuddin.Conventional and Alternative Measures for IBS Management .Open Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2019, 2:14. DOI: 10.28933/ojgh-2019-10-1808


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