Irritable bowel syndrome is sometimes triggered by stress, which should lead physicians to know more about their patient's daily routines, said Sarah Ballou, PhD, a clinical psychologist in the Division of Gastroenterology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Ballou's team conducted a study of the effects of IBS in different areas of daily life, published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. One of the biggest challenges in treating IBS is the lack of a multidisciplinary team, Ballou said.
Researcher: Physicians should know more about IBS patients' routines
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