Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) – causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, pathology

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? IBS is a condition that involves recurrent abdominal pain as well as abnormal bowel motility, which can include diarrhea and/or constipation. Subscribe – More videos – Support us on Patreon –

What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? IBS is a functional disorder involving abdominal pain and abnormal bowel motility, which leads to things like constipation or diarrhea. This video discusses the definition of IBS, possible causes, risk factors, signs and symptoms, and treatment of IBS.

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Audio/visuals: Tanner Marshall, MS
Script: Bradley Kolb, BA
Reviewer: Rishi Desai, MD, MPH

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