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Know the Facts About IBS-C

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Since there are different underlying causes of IBS-C, there is no single treatment approach that is right for everyone.

Download this form, answer the following questions about your symptoms and then share this form with your healthcare provider so that you and your healthcare provider can determine whether your current treatment is right for you, or if it makes sense to try a different approach.

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IBS-C Treatment Options: What Patients Should Know

If you or a loved one is living with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), you don’t want to miss this episode with Dr. Baha Moshiree, a leading gastroenterologist and motility expert. You’ll learn about the burden of IBS-C on patients, and get an overview of the various treatment options. Noting potential barriers, Dr. Moshiree offers some tips to help patients feel more confident in speaking with their healthcare provider about options for IBS-C; and know when it may be time to ask for an alternative for symptom relief.

Patient Stories: Living and Thriving With IBS-C (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation)

If you or a loved one is struggling with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and have yet to find relief, you are not alone. In this episode, Karen, who graciously shares her journey with IBS-C, details the toll IBS-C took on her physical and mental health and the frustrations she felt with how long it took for her to get a proper diagnosis. Her inspiring and positive attitude shines through as she shares the steps she took and explains how working with the right care team was key to finally feeling better. Karen also offers tips and guidance for those who are in a similar situation.

How Do I Talk to My Doctor About My IBS/IBS-C Symptoms and Treatment Options?

Open communication between patients and their health care providers is vital for accurate and timely diagnosis and treatment, especially for GI conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or IBS with Constipation (IBS-C), which often present with multiple symptoms and are impacted by lifestyle factors like diet and stress. In this episode, Dr. Douglas Drossman and Johannah Ruddy of the Rome Foundation return to share their expertise in effective patient-provider communications. They explain why it’s important for patients to clearly describe their symptoms and how patients can communicate with their healthcare providers even when the topic seems embarrassing. This episode also features expert tips on how patients can start the conversation with their healthcare providers about treatment options and alternatives for symptom relief when the patient feels the current treatment plan is not working.

IBS-C: Burden, Treatment Options, And More

Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) affects millions of people worldwide. Besides the uncomfortable physical symptoms, patients’ daily activity and quality of life is often negatively impacted. That’s why we’re speaking with Gastroenterologists Dr. Darren Brenner and Dr. Brian E. Lacy who explain what IBS-C is, the burden of this condition, and symptom relief. They also offer some helpful tips aimed at making you feel more comfortable talking about IBS and constipation with your health care provider.

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