Consider the scope of IBS treatment options

It's a common presentation in general practice, but remains difficult to treat

A woman aged 28 presents with common symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) that include abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating and irregular bowel habits.

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She has work-related stress and rushes meals.

What are the management strategies to consider?

IBS management includes lifestyle, behavioural and dietary advice, and possibly supplements to manage symptoms.1,2

Behavioural modifications that assist digestion include setting routine times for eating regular meals, and spending more time chewing food, as

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