Digital Therapeutics are a new treatment option for IBS. They have been developed after years of clinical research. Moving to a digital approach allows for greater access to self care and self treatment.
Devices are used to diagnose and treat the symptoms of IBS.
The treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) has three main goals:
- Achieving remission (the absence of symptoms)
- Maintaining remission (ease of symptoms or life impacting flare-ups)
- Improving your quality of life
To accomplish these goals, treatment is aimed at controlling the ongoing IBS symptoms. There is no standard approach to managing all people with IBS. The symptoms, severity of disease, and how the disease might impact vary considerably.
Your healthcare provider will work with you to help decide the right treatment for you. It may take some time for a treatment to take effect, or sometimes a treatment may stop working. The management of IBS involves dedication to taking your treatment as prescribed, and maintaining open communication with your healthcare team so you can work together towards achieving a better quality of life.
|Name||Treatment type||Type||FDA cleared||Comments|
|Mahana IBS||Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)||PDT||Yes||A prescription app that uses cognitive behavioral therapy to reduce IBS symptom severity - in 10 minutes a day.||Link|
|Zemedy||Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)||App||No||Accessible, personalized care for IBS that transforms digestive health and restores mental wellbeing.||Link|
|Regulora||Gut-directed Hypnosis||PDT||Yes||Self-administered prescription app through Apple or Android devices authorized treatment for the abdominal pain brought on by irritable bowel syndrome in adults.||Link|
|Nerva for IBS||Gut-directed Hypnosis||App||No||Self-managed gut-directed hypnotherapy.||Link|
|IBS Audio Program 100||Gut-directed Hypnosis||App||No||Home use program for gut-directed hypnotherapy.||Link|
|Aire and Aire 2||Digestive breath testing based||Device + App||No||Personal hydrogen (Aire + Aire 2) and methane (Aire 2) breath tester and app.||Link|
|IB-Stim||Electrical-nerve field stimulator||Device||Yes||Non-surgical device that works by sending gentle electrical impulses into cranial nerve bundles located in the ear. This stimulation targets brain areas involved in processing pain and aids in the reduction of functional abdominal pain associated with IBS.||Link|
|Vibrant||Vibrating capsule||Device||Yes||Drug-free alternative for adult patients with chronic idiopathic constipation using a vibrating capsule to resynchronize your biological clock||Link|
|Low FODMAP Diet App||Digital app||App||No||On-the-go guide to the FODMAP Diet from Monash University||Link|
|GI OnDEMAND||Managed care||Service||No||Digestive health expertise, support and resources. The GI OnDEMAND platform is free for current ACG Members and their patients.||Link|
|Salvo Health||Managed care||Service||No||Care Teams look at everything from your labs to your lifestyle to identify and treat the root cause of chronic conditions—all via our mobile app.||Link|
Last updated on Aug 31, 2022