Expert Video - What is irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and what causes it?

In this video, Dr. Satish Rao, an expert on irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C), describes what this disorder is and what causes it. He explains that irritable bowel syndrome includes abdominal pain or discomfort, gas, and bloating as well as changes in bowel movements. In IBS-C, the change is generally constipation. He describes how sensitive gut-brain interactions appear to play an important role in causing IBS-C and other forms of IBS.

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