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Irritable bowel syndrome.
Aust Fam Physician 2005; 34(4):221-4AF

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) a common worldwide problem, particularly women, and presents from the teenage years onward.

OBJECTIVE

This article discusses the causes, diagnosis and management of IBS.

DISCUSSION

Disturbed motility and sensory function underlie much of the disturbance in function that, not infrequently, begins following an episode of gastroenteritis. There is an intimate role for the brain-gut axis in modulating symptoms relating to underlying causes of small bowel bacterial overgrowth, food intolerance and sensitivity, and abnormalities of corticotropin releasing factors. Management requires long term involvement with the patient as there is no single therapeutic strategy that is predictably effective. However, diet, bulking agents, antispasmodics and a variety of alternative therapies including herbs, probiotics, and psychological intervention are important in individual patients.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Prince of Wales Hospital, New South Wales. td.bolin@unsw.edu.au

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15861740

Citation

Bolin, Terry D.. "Irritable Bowel Syndrome." Australian Family Physician, vol. 34, no. 4, 2005, pp. 221-4.
Bolin TD. Irritable bowel syndrome. Aust Fam Physician. 2005;34(4):221-4.
Bolin, T. D. (2005). Irritable bowel syndrome. Australian Family Physician, 34(4), pp. 221-4.
Bolin TD. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Aust Fam Physician. 2005;34(4):221-4. PubMed PMID: 15861740.
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