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Table. 5.

Table. 5.

Subjective symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome and treatment experience

Questionnaire‚ÄÉHistory of treatmentFrequency n (%)
Subjective symptoms of IBS (n=79)Yes79(49.4)
No81 (50.6)

Whether foods that causes IBSYes50 (63.3)
No29 (36.7)

Whether milk causes IBSNo21 (42.0)
Yes29 (58.0)

Whether other foods cause IBSNo26 (52.0)
Yes24 (48.0)

Experience of treatment of IBSNo treatment experience58 (73.4)
1 time11 (13.9)
2 times4 (5.1)
3 times or more6 (7.6)

Selected methods for treating IBSDo nothing16 (20.3)
Consultation with doctor16 (20.3)
Consultation with pharmacist4 (5.1)
Internet portal consulting7 (8.9)
Diet therapy9 (11.4)
Biotics product intake8 (10.1)
Rest16 (20.3)
Taking medication (self-decision)3 (3.8)

Hospital visit for consultationTertiary hospital2 (12.5)
Secondary hospital1 (6.3)
Primary hospital12 (75.0)
Oriental clinic1 (6.3)

Medicines due to IBS (n=6)Yes6 (7.6)
No73 (92.4)

LaxativesNo4 (66.7)
Yes2 (33.3)

Anti-diarrheticaNo4 (66.7)
Yes2 (33.3)

Anti-depressantsNo6 (100.0)
Yes0 (0.0)

Etc.No3 (50.0)
Yes3 (50.0)

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)

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