Expert Video - What can I do at home to manage my IBS-C?

Expert gastroenterologist Dr. Satish Rao explains the many options for managing your irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) at home. These include finding the right stool softener, managing pain, gas and bloating with a form of peppermint oil or traditional antispasmodic medications, and making lifestyle changes. They may also include identifying events that trigger your IBS-C and developing routines to manage anxiety, stress, and sleep problems.

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