Men With IBS Had More Social Stress Than Women
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can produce painful symptoms like stomach cramping. And while there are many ways to treat IBS and help patients to have normal lives, one gender may feel more social stress from the disorder than the other.
Digestive Disorders Task Force Issues New Treatment Guidelines
The right food and medicine can be key to managing irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation. Specialists in those diseases recently updated treatment standards for patients with these conditions.
Upset Belly Pill Approved
Those uncomfortable and sometimes painful trips to the bathroom may be a little easier to deal with. The US Food and Drug Administration approved Linzess , which is a new drug used to treat bad cases of irritable bowel syndrome and chronic constipation in adults.
Using Opium Painkillers to Treat Stomach Pain
Many Americans battle chronic abdominal pain, which may be a symptom of serious conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, or gallstones. However, experts are worried that doctors are over-prescribing opioid painkillers for the pain, especially if another medication is a better option.