June 17, 2021
The Gastroenterology service diagnoses this disease taking into account the patient’s symptoms. Certain cases require studies such as endoscopy and colonoscopy, to rule out pathologies that may present similar symptoms. “Treatment is aimed at reducing pain and controlling the predominant symptoms in the patient. In some cases, it is necessary to use drugs such as: antispasmodics, antidiarrheals, laxatives, as well as antidepressants and anxiolytics, which will be indicated by the specialist, if necessary ”, says Dr. Cynthia Bazán, gastroenterologist at our clinic.
What is irritable bowel syndrome and who does it affect most?
It is a very prevalent chronic functional intestinal disorder and a frequent reason for medical consultation. It is more common in women, and it usually occurs in young adults. It can occur more often in people with functional digestive disorders or who suffer from anxiety and depression.
What are its symptoms?
Despite being a benign disease, the poorly controlled symptoms and limitations imposed by this condition can have a negative impact on quality of life, affecting your personal and social activities. A thorough medical check-up will help you have a correct diagnosis and proper treatment of this disease.
Dr. Cynthia Bazán
Gastroenterologist at Clinica Ricardo Palma