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.

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Dr. Baharak Moshiree

Professor of Medicine and Director of Motility, in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina

Baha Moshiree MD, MS-CI is Professor of Medicine and Director of Motility, in the Division of Gastroenterology at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte, North Carolina (Atrium Health). She has previously completed subspecialty training in gastroenterology at the University of Florida and received a master’s degree in clinical investigation with a focus in functional and motility disorders during fellowship training on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) T32 grant.

Her specific expertise is in the diagnosis and management of patients with chronic gastrointestinal illnesses such as complex esophageal disorders, gastroparesis, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and constipation. Her research has focused on the multidimensional pathophysiology of IBS and pain mechanisms in functional bowel disorders applying mindfulness-based therapy to patients with IBS and investigating biomarkers for this debilitating disorder. She also receives grant support from the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Foundation investigating targeted treatments for the GI symptoms in patients with CF.

Other research roles have involved use of the wireless motility capsule for investigating gastroparesis and slow transit constipation for the diagnosis of upper and lower GI symptoms. Her work has been presented at Digestive Diseases Week, the Federation of Neurogastroenterology and Motility Meeting in Amsterdam, in 2018 and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) meetings. Baha Is a Fellow of ACG, newly elected ACG Governor for North Carolina and on council for the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society, AGA council member, and a Research Fellow of the AGA and ACG.

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