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Gut function may improve in IBD patients who receive behavioral treatment

An analysis of 40 patients with inflammatory bowel disease found that those who received bowel and pelvic floor muscle retraining were less likely to have fecal incontinence or constipation, according to a study published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases. Seventy-seven percent (17/22) of patients with fecal incontinence who participated in the study showed improvement, while 83% (15/18) of patients with constipation improved.

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