For some, it comes on with stress and eases when the stress is gone. For others, it’s a chronic condition that greatly interferes with daily living. Constipation, diarrhea or a particularly vexing pattern of alternating between the two, are common symptoms. The precise cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is not known, but there are effective treatments. U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler Gastroenterologist Dr. Bola Olusola answers the most frequently asked questions about IBS.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? (first question)
What causes IBS? (skip to 0:37)
How is IBS diagnosed? (skip to 1:30)
How is IBS treated? (skip to 2:33)
Are there home remedies for IBS? (skip to 4:40)
How serious a disease is IBS? (skip to 4:58)
Is IBS a permanent condition? (skip to 6:19)