Expert Video - Can probiotics help my IBS-C? How should I take them?

In this video, expert gastroenterologist Dr. Satish Rao discusses the current probiotic craze, the safety of probiotic supplements, and how probiotics actually work. He also describes the role of the microbiome in IBS-C, the potential effectiveness of over-the-counter probiotics, and how these digestive supplements can actually cause gas and bloating in irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Dr. Rao also discusses the role of fermented foods, including yogurt, kombucha, and more.

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This educational activity has been developed by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders and Mechanisms in Medicine Inc.

This activity is supported by independent educational grants from AbbVie, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals and Takeda.

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