Q&A: Survey results highlight need for awareness, open communication about IBS

More than half of the respondents in Salix Pharmaceutical’s annual patient perspective survey reported waiting at least a year before mentioning their irritable bowel syndrome symptoms to a health care provider.According to a company press release, 43% of respondents were unaware that IBS is a chronic condition, 43% assumed their symptoms would resolve with dietary modification and 39% thought they would get resolution with over-the-counter medications.“The findings from this year’s survey demonstrate the need for continued awareness and education about the multiple symptomsRead More