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Irritable Bowel Syndrome: The effect of FODMAPs and Meditation on Pain Management

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent gastrointestinal disorder. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating. IBS can significantly impact quality of life for patients. Similarity in symptoms can be attributed to other diseases, and the varied symptomatic manifestation among patients can cause physicians to have difficulty in providing a differential diagnosis, prolonging suffering. The heterogeneity of the disorder often forces physicians and patients to primarily focus on symptomatic management with pharmaceuticals, which can eventually lead to patient dissatisfaction due to the undesirable side effects sans quality of life improvement. Read more here.