Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome are terms that are often use interchangeably by patients when they are, in fact, two different sets of conditions. As a gastroenterologist, you should educate patients about the differences between the two to avoid confusion when they are in your office for treatment. [Read more…]
Irritable bowel syndrome is a very common intestinal disorder that causes excess gas, stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation. For patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), symptoms can disrupt their everyday lives at inconvenient times. If left untreated, IBS can promote other problems like the formation of hemorrhoids.
For many patients, IBS is merely an annoyance from time to time but for others, disabling. Here is how you can help patients learn how to live with IBS, including ways they can manage the condition: [Read more…]
As a gastroenterologist, you know patients who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have their quality of life affected due to its unpredictability. And to make matters worse, IBS can be the cause of additional health problems, including hemorrhoids.
Here’s what you need to know about the connection between IBS and hemorrhoids: [Read more…]