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Makarenko E.V.
Irritable bowel syndrome: dietetic recommendations  and principles of treatment
Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University, Vitebsk, Republic of Belarus

Vestnik VGMU. 2017;16(6):23-34.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. The disease is characterized by the abdominal pain combined with the changes in the frequency and characteristics of the stool and bloating. The singling out of clinical subtypes of IBS (IBS with constipation, IBS with diarrhea, mixed IBS and unclassified IBS) is based on the variants of bowel function disturbance. The recommendations concerning the diagnosis and treatment of IBS patients are based on the guidelines of the Roman IV Consensus and the British Dietetic Association published in 2016. The treatment of IBS is carried out taking into account the clinical manifestations of the disease and includes such drugs as antispasmodics, laxatives, antidiarrheals, antagonists of 5-hydroxytryptamine-3-receptors, antidepressants, as well as gut microflora manipulation.
Key words: irritable bowel syndrome, recommendations for diagnosis, treatment and nutrition.


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Makarenko E.V. – Doctor of Medical Sciences, professor of the Chair of Internal Medicine No. 2 of the Faculty for Advanced Training & Retraining, Vitebsk State Order of Peoples’ Friendship Medical University.

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