NICE IBS guideline

A nurse consulting with a woman in NICE Orange

A summary of NICE guidance on the diagnosis and management of IBS in primary care. Includes dietary, lifestyle, pharmacological, and alternative approaches.

This Guidelines for Nurses  summary covers the advice given by NICE for the diagnosis and management of irritable bowel syndrome in adults. Read on for information regarding:

  • Diagnosis of IBS
    • initial assessment
    • diagnostic tests
  • Clinical management of IBS
    • dietary and lifestyle advice
    • pharmacological therapy
    • psychological interventions
    • complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)
    • follow-up

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