CHRONIC DISEASE DOES NOT MEAN CHRONIC SYMPTOMS
Just because you have a CHRONIC DISEASE DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE TO HAVE CHRONIC SYMPTOMS
It has been reported that patients that have a chronic disease such as inflammatory bowel disease have a perception that their diagnosis means having to live with chronic symptoms. Patients underreport symptoms and symptoms are under-recognized by healthcare professionals.
Gut-directed behavioral therapy is a package of treatments aimed at normalizing bowel function and can include pelvic floor muscle training with or without biofeedback, patient education, bowel habit training, psychological support, to name a few.
Gut-directed behavioral treatment should be a first line therapy in relieving IBD symptoms. Researchers encourage patients to not only undergo therapy during a flare, but also in remission to improve outcomes.
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Our team at Comprehensive Gastrointestinal Health is here to support you in developing the best plan for managing your disease! Our gastroenterologist, nurse practitioner, behavioral coach/counselor, and dietitian work together to optimize symptom relief. We can also connect you with excellent pelvic floor dysfunction physical therapists if their services might help you as well.
Please call 224.407.4400 or visit compgihealth.com for more details.