How to Relieve Abdominal Pain in Patients with IBS?

Q:
How to relieve abdominal pain in patients with IBS?

A:
According to the results of a 275-patient clinical trial, Psyllium, the soluble fiber in Metamucil and other products, can relieve abdominal pain and discomfort in some patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

However, Bran, an insoluble fiber, did not help most patients and worsened symptoms in many, according to the results of a 275-patient clinical trial.

 

Keywords: irritable bowel syndrome abdominal pain; IBS abdominal pain; abdominal pain IBS.

 

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