A functional bowel disorder (FBD) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder with symptoms attributable to the mid or lower gastrointestinal tract, including the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional abdominal bloating, functional constipation, functional diarrhea, and unspecified functional bowel disorder.
Treatment Options for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Functional Dyspepsia
There are no cures for functional bowel disorders. Patients suffering from these gastrointestinal disorders will all experience abdominal pain and discomfort, but then have varying degrees of constipation, diarrhea, bloating and urgency.
- Diet plus lifestyle changes
- Over-the-counter or prescription medication
- Physical therapy and/or biofeedback training