Diagnosing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Once the diagnosing of irritable bowel syndrome has happened, treating the disorder is the next best step. The silver lining to having IBS is that you can make lifestyle changes to ease the symptoms such as eating the right foods.

In this video, Dr. Mark Babyatsky explains how dietary changes can positively affect those with irritable bowel syndrome. For example, those with a constipation predominance should have more fiber, but those with diarrhea should have more binding foods like rice and bananas. Treating irritable bowel syndrome can take many forms, however.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

This video features Dr. Holly Atkinson. Dr. Holly Atkinson specializes in Internal Medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine as well as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Duration: 04:19.
Reviewed by: Dr. Preeti Parikh, Dr. Holly Atkinson . Review date: February 21, 2012
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