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No hay cura para el IBS. Sin embargo, muchas personas pueden controlar sus síntomas con modificaciones en el estilo de vida, control del estrés, medicamentos, y tratamientos alternativos. Por lo tanto, el objetivo del tratamiento es minimizar sus síntomas y el efecto que éstos tienen sobre su vida. El tratamiento involucra lo siguiente:

Cambios en el estilo de vida
Medicamentos
Terapias alternativas y complementarias

En este momento no hay procedimientos quirúrgicos para tratar el IBS.

Referencias:

American Gastroenterological Association website. Disponible en: http://www.gastro.org/ . Accedido marzo 6, 2006.

Fauci AS, Braunwald E, Isselbacher KJ, et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine . 14th ed. New York, NY: The McGraw-Hill Companies; 2000.

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders, Inc. website. Disponible en: http://www.iffgd.org/ . Accedido marzo 6, 2006.



Last reviewed octubre 2012 by Daus Mahnke, MD

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