A report published by researchers in The American Journal of Gastroenterology by doctors from Washington University in Saint Louis and the David Geffen School of Medicine claims providers fail to diagnose up to 75 percent of individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Irritable bowel syndrome is a disorder that affects the large intestine, or colon. Its symptoms include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. IBS is common, affecting up to 20 percent—one in five—of adults in the United States. More women suffer from IBS than men. There is currently no known cause of IBS, but, according to research, it’s probably the result of sensitivity of the large intestine to certain foods and stress. Effective treatments for IBS are very much needed.
Washington University in St. Louis Associate Professor Gregory Sayuk, MD conducted a 1,924 person online survey to compare gastrointestinal symptoms, healthcare visits, wellbeing, symptom management, and treatment satisfaction in patients with and without IBS.
It is apparent that many undiagnosed patients have IBS like symptoms, and despite these symptoms impacting quality of life, more than one-third of individuals are not receiving treatment. Individuals concerned that they may have IBS should learn more about their condition and engage their doctor about solutions.
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