How to get started on a Low-FODMAP diet

We hear a lot of talk about the benefits of a low-FODMAP diet. Two of our readers, Beth M. and Moana G., who have implemented a low-FODMAP diet have offered to share their experiences with us. If you’ve been considering this diet and are unsure about what you can eat, here’s how to get started. … Read more

Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) Survey

Opioid-induced Constipation (OIC) Survey

To better understand the most common and challenging side effect of opioid therapy, opioid-induced constipation (OIC), PainPathways asked readers to share their experiences. Overall, responses were consistent with previous findings on OIC in chronic non-cancer pain patients, with more women than men responding. Work is underway by Editor-in-Chief and World Institute of Pain President Richard Rauck, MD, … Read more

Abdominal Pain: Creating Your Path to Wellness

If you suffer from chronic abdominal pain due to IBS, Crohn’s disease, Celiac disease, ulcers, reflux, colitis and other conditions, you know that it can overwhelm your daily life. Living with symptoms like frequent constipation, diarrhea, bloating, or bowel obstructions can be very disruptive and all-consuming. Have faith; there are coping strategies to help you gain control of … Read more