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Improving Quality of Life for Patients With IBS: An Update on Disease Management

Irritable bowel syndrome is often diagnosed by a process of exclusion. Variability in symptoms among patients and managing recurring bouts of abdominal discomfort are some of the challenges that patients with IBS grapple with every day. William D. Chey, MD, director of the GI Physiology Laboratory at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, shares his views on the diagnosis, management of symptoms with dietary changes, and recent advances in the treatment of IBS, including through the use of neuromodulators and cognitive behavioral therapy.