Irritable bowel syndrome subtype screening characteristics: Constipation subtype patient profiles explored

Joyce K. Anastasi, Bernadette Capili, Jessica Quinn, Donald J. McMahon, Colin Scully

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Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a chronic disorder, greatly impacts the lives of those affected. Approximately one quarter of the North American population suffers from this condition that includes abdominal pain, discomfort and alterations in normal bowel function. Constipation-subtype IBS (IBS-C) is often found to be a prevalent subtype; however, a lack of knowledge and effective treatment options remains surrounding this disorder. In the course of an ongoing study conducted by our research team on the use of acupuncture and moxibustion in the management of IBS symptoms, a considerable number of screened patients have met the widely accepted Rome III criteria for IBS-C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere16
Pages (from-to)69-72
Number of pages4
JournalGastroenterology Insights
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Acupuncture
  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • IBS subtype constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Traditional Chinese medicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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