A diagnostic approach for doctors to aid diagnosis of
IBS, exclude organic causes without invasive testing,
and guide a rational approach to therapy.

Functional gut disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are some of the most common complaints seen in primary medical care, and the most common causes for referral to a gastroenterologist. IBS affects over 20% of Australians.

Information flyer for doctors and patients.
Learn more about IBS, FODMAPs, SIBO,
and hydrogen/methane breath testing.

There are simple tests that can be employed to
differentiate between IBS and IBD. A suggested
algorithm is provided by Crohn’s & Colitis Australia.

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