Navigation Links
LetsTalkIBS.com Helps Patients Start the Conversation about Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Date:3/29/2010

New tools are now available on www.letstalkibs.com – including a “Describe How You Feel” tool – to help patients put their symptoms into words for a more constructive conversation with healthcare providers.

Chicago, Ill. (PRWeb) March 29, 2010 -- New tools are now available on www.letstalkibs.com to help patients living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) describe their symptoms to a healthcare provider and establish an effective treatment plan. IBS is a disorder characterized by symptoms including abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating, and changes in bowel habits such as constipation and/or diarrhea. While this condition affects nearly 1 in 5 Americans, many patients are uncomfortable talking about their IBS symptoms, making it challenging for healthcare providers to properly diagnose and treat patients.

In an effort to bridge this communication gap, letstalkibs.com is offering tools to help patients put their symptoms into words for a more constructive conversation with their healthcare providers. One such tool – a “Describe How You Feel” tool – enables patients to better identify and describe the way they are feeling by using images to represent symptoms of IBS.

“It is important for patients to have an open and honest conversation with their healthcare provider about their IBS symptoms. Once healthcare providers understand a patient’s symptoms and how they may impact daily life, including work productivity, social and physical activities and travel plans, they can better diagnose and treat each individual,” said Dr. Lauren Gerson, M.D., associate professor of medicine & gastroenterology, Stanford University School of Medicine. “The tools available on letstalkibs.com can help patients communicate their IBS symptoms more effectively, and enable them to take control of their health and get the help and support they need.”

For more information and tips about IBS, visit www.letstalkibs.com.

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. and Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc.
Based in Deerfield, Ill., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. and Takeda Global Research & Development Center, Inc. are subsidiaries of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, the largest pharmaceutical company in Japan. The respective companies currently market oral diabetes, insomnia, rheumatology and gastroenterology treatments and seek to bring innovative products to patients through a pipeline that includes compounds in development for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, neurology and other conditions. Takeda is committed to striving toward better health for individuals and progress in medicine by developing superior pharmaceutical products. To learn more about these Takeda companies, visit www.tpna.com.

Multimedia Release: Multimedia Content Attached

To view the full multimedia news release, please visit www.starttalkingibs.com.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2010/03/prweb3795784.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2010 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Book explains how focus on strengths, not failures, helps teens succeed in school
2. Weight Counseling Plus Drug Helps Women Quit Smoking
3. VoiceNation Helps Non-Profits Gather Funding for Those in Need
4. Disabling Skp2 gene helps shut down cancer growth
5. SavATree, Once Again, Helps Clients Recover from Storm Damage
6. Flexible Floor-Cleaning Routine Helps School Prevent Spread of Infection
7. Georgia Dentist Uncovers Obscure Law That Helps Dental Patients With Severe Anxiety
8. National Safe Place Week Helps Prevent Teen Homelessness
9. Metabolife's New Green Tea + Vitamin D3 Helps Promote Bone Health and Supports Weight Management
10. Heat Therapy Helps Treat U.S. Soldiers Infections
11. Healing Wounds and Hearts: Warrior Weekend Helps Soldiers and Marines Relax and Recover
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... As health professionals work to improve their approach to healthcare, there is a ... filling out a survey; in many cases health professionals and patients are working together ... research on the importance of active engagement with patients and members of the public ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Ill. (PRWEB) , ... October ... ... Edwardsville School of Pharmacy (SOP) alumni Hannah Randall, PharmD ‘17, and Jennifer ... healthcare professionals on guideline updates for the primary prevention of cardiovascular diseases ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Ellevate Network, the leading ... to advocate for action towards gender equality at their inaugural Summit in New York ... globe, and reached a social audience of over 3 million. To watch the Mobilize ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the ... danger possible to save lost souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains ... a dedicated teacher of the Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... meet the demand of today’s consumer and regulatory authorities worldwide. From Children’s to ... and tested to meet the highest standard. , These products are also: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today ... Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , where ... Following a comprehensive ... minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal ... completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects ...
(Date:10/7/2017)... --  Provista, a proven leader in the supply ... power, today announced a new resource area on Provistaco.com ... is the online home for case studies, articles on ... releases, slideshows and events. ... at their fingertips, viewers can also watch short videos ...
(Date:10/4/2017)... Mass. , Oct. 4, 2017  According to the Centers for ... the end of October . PhysicianOne Urgent Care is helping communities across ... Westchester, NY , by offering no-cost* flu shots through the ... as mandated by certain health insurance regulations. ... The best time to get a flu shot is by the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: