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Original article Systematic reviews and meta-analyses: Editorial| Volume 14, ISSUE 12, P1732-1734, December 01, 2016

Does Yoga Help Patients With Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

Published:August 21, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cgh.2016.08.014
      Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a highly prevalent functional bowel disorder found worldwide. It remains a topical and important disorder for all health care providers to fully understand because it is one of the most common reasons to seek out medical consultation, significantly reduces patients’ quality of life, and has a tremendous negative economic impact on the health care system.
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      Irritable bowel syndrome, health care use, and costs: a US managed care perspective.
      By using the Rome IV criteria, the diagnosis of IBS should be considered in any patient with chronic (≥6 mo) symptoms of abdominal pain and disordered bowel habits of either constipation or diarrhea (or both
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      • Lacy B.E.
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      Bowel disorders.
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