The symptoms experienced by a person suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be unpredictable and cause embarrassment with social interaction. How would you address the psychological and emotional concerns of the patient?
1. Why is it important for a patient to understand how to take a prescription for NSAIDs?
2. A patient being treated for gastritis benefits from understanding the many agents that damage the gastric lining. Explain them as you would to a patient.