Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet
Julie Thompson Specialist gastroenterology dietitian, The IBS Network, Sheffield, England
Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of gastrointestinal function with symptoms that can include abdominal pain, constipation and/or diarrhoea. Many patients report that diet affects symptoms and guidelines identify first- and second-line dietary treatments to improve symptoms. This article discusses recent improvements in standards of care for patients, with an emphasis on diet, and suggests a new approach to treating patients that is clinically effective and reduces costs.
Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1375Citation
Thompson J (2018) Improving outcomes for patients with irritable bowel syndrome in primary care, with specific focus on diet. Primary Health Care. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1375Peer review
This article has been subject to double-blind review and checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
Published online: 16 May 2018