Identifying IBS biomarkers will improve treatment

Identifying biomarkers and symptoms will allow doctors to shorten the length of time it takes to find an effective treatment for IBS patients, writes Dr. William Chey of Michigan Medicine. IBS is not a single disease but likely is several issues that have similar symptoms, Chey writes. Unfortunately, no reliable markers which distinguish the subtypes of IBS and lead conclusively to treatment strategies have been found. This area is rife with opportunity for future research.

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