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. 28, 4,43-48. doi: 10.7748/phc.2018.e1375Correspondence
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