Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (cont.)
John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
John P. Cunha, DO, is a U.S. board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician. Dr. Cunha's educational background includes a BS in Biology from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and a DO from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, MO. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Bhupinder S. Anand, MBBS, MD, DPHIL (OXON)
Dr. Anand received MBBS degree from Medical College Amritsar, University of Punjab. He completed his Internal Medicine residency at the Postgraduate Institute of medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. He was trained in the field of Gastroenterology and obtained the DPhil degree. Dr. Anand is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
In this Article
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) definition
- What causes irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- What are the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- How is the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) made?
- What are the treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- What medications are used to treat irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- What about IBS and diet?
- Is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) related to small bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)?
- What is the prognosis for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
- Find a local Gastroenterologist in your town
What is the prognosis for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
Irritable bowel syndrome is a chronic disease with symptoms that tend to come and go. The overall prognosis for patients with IBS depends on the severity and frequency of symptoms, and the patient's ability to control these symptoms, whether by diet, lifestyle changes, or medications.
There is no known cure for IBS, but there are many treatment options to reduce or eliminate symptoms. Good communication with your doctor is important to help you manage this condition.
El-Salhy, M. Irritable bowel syndrome: Diagnosis and pathogenesis. World J Gastroenterol. Oct 7, 2012; 18(37): 5151–5163.
International Foundation for Functional Gasotrointestinal Disorders. IBS Diet.
Medsape.com. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
National Digesetive Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Owens, DM, et al. The irritable bowel syndrome: long-term prognosis and the physician-patient interaction. Ann Intern Med. 1995 Jan 15;122(2):107-12.
PubMed Health. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
UpToDate.com. Pathophysiology of irritable bowel syndrome.
Viewers share their comments
- Submit »
Get the latest treatment options.