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Diagnosing and Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome

In this video, Dr. Mark Babyatsky explains diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome and treating irritable bowel syndrome, such as dietary changes.

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.

Holly Atkinson, MD

This video features Holly Atkinson, MD. Dr. Atkinson specializes in internal medicine and is an award-winning medical journalist.

Duration: 4:19. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Holly Atkinson, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Feb. 21, 2012
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