Karen Floyd Abdominal Pain Ihuman Case Study 2023 The management plan for Karen Floyd, a 45-year-old female with IBS, includes; • Lifestyle modifications such as regular exercise, stress reduction, and adequate sleep • Dietary changes such as a fiber-rich and low FODMAP diet, and adequate hydration • Medication such as antispasmodics, probiotics, and psychological therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy or gut-directed hypnotherapy. • Regular follow-up appointments are important to monitor progress and adjust the treatment plan as needed. How can I help you? My sto mach hurts Do you have any other symptoms or concerns we should discuss? I occasionally feel “bloated” although I’m not sure my belly is actually bigger when I feel that way. I…well pass a lot of gas and… even belch a lot compared to other people I know. Sort of embarrassing for a woman you know. Do you think that’s related to all of this? Is your pain affected by what, when, or how much you eat? It seems to be worse with rich foods. I haven’t really noticed it as associated with when or how much. Do you now or have you ever smoked or chewed tobacco? No, I never have. Are you taking any over the counter or herbal medications? I take a multivitamin daily, and acetaminophen from time to time for stress headaches Are you taking any prescription medications? No prescription medications Do you have any allergies? Not that I know of Have you ever been hospitalized? Just for the c-section and the bike accident thing Any previous medical, surgical, or dental procedures? I had a c-section at 27 without any complications. When I was 17, I had a bike accident and had a complicated fracture of my right tibia. They had to fix that with surgery. Can you tell me about any current or past medical problems you have had? I don’t know really what’s important. The only thing besides this stomach problem is that lately I’ve been getting occasional hot flashes and my skin is sort of dry. I also get headaches now and then which isn’t new and that probably isn’t important anyway. Is that the kind of things you want to know?
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