Patient Video - Lisa's story: What has been the biggest challenge for you with your IBS?

Lisa describes the biggest challenge she has had living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). She is not able to take over-the-counter anti-diarrhea medications due to her allergies, so she manages her irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D) through nutrition, carefully picking the right foods to eat and the right times to eat. She discusses with Dr. Shapiro how her restrictive diet runs the risk of disordered eating as she tries her best to avoid food-related triggers and manage symptoms and quality of life.

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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, Ardelyx, and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals.

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