Prognosis of Irritable bowel syndrome


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About prognosis: The 'prognosis' of Irritable bowel syndrome usually refers to the likely outcome of Irritable bowel syndrome. The prognosis of Irritable bowel syndrome may include the duration of Irritable bowel syndrome, chances of complications of Irritable bowel syndrome, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Irritable bowel syndrome, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Irritable bowel syndrome. Naturally, such forecast issues are by their nature unpredictable.

Prognosis of Irritable bowel syndrome: Mostly good. Not usually serious or life-shortening although attacks are problematic and often recur.
Prognosis for Irritable bowel syndrome: IBS causes a great deal of discomfort and distress, but it does not cause permanent harm to the intestines and does not lead to intestinal bleeding of the bowel or to a serious disease such as cancer. Often IBS is just a mild annoyance, but for some people it can be disabling. They may be unable to go to social events, to go out to a job, or to travel even short distances. Most people with IBS, however, are able to control their symptoms through medications prescribed by their physicians, diet, and stress management. 1 ... IBS can be painful. But it does not damage the bowel or cause any other diseases. 2
Complications: see complications of Irritable bowel syndrome

Prognosis of Irritable bowel syndrome discussion: Often IBS is just a mild annoyance, but for some people it can be disabling. They may be unable to go to social events, to go out to a job, or to travel even short distances. Most people with IBS, however, are able to control their symptoms through diet, stress management, and medicines. 3

Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Irritable Bowel Syndrome: NIDDK
2. excerpt from IBS: NIDDK
3. excerpt from Irritable Bowel Syndrome: NWHIC

Last revision: May 30, 2003

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