Functional Bowel Disorders: Identification & Treatment Updates
Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D., [@chutkaMD]
Guest: Tisha N. Lunsford, M.D.
Functional bowel disorders are very common, most often tend to affect those under the age of 50 and can cause symptoms ranging from a mild inconvenience to severe debilitation. Symptoms can vary significantly from patient to patient and the treatment varies with the predominant symptoms. While the exact cause isn’t known, there are a few interesting associations with other health conditions. In this podcast, we’ll discuss functional bowel disorders with gastroenterologist, Tisha N. Lunsford, M.D., from the Mayo Clinic. We’ll review common symptoms, the recommended evaluation, and the available management options for functional bowel disorders.