Irritable Bowel Syndrome
At NYU Langone, gastroenterologists work closely with nutritionists and other specialists to provide comprehensive care for people with irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. This chronic condition causes dysfunction of the digestive system, leading to symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, and constipation. Although IBS is not life threatening, it can interfere with your everyday routine and affect your quality of life. Our experts can customize a long-term treatment plan for you based on your symptoms.
Physicians at NYU Langone can also diagnose and treat irritable bowel syndrome in children.
Treatment for Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Our experts often recommend a combination of treatments for people with IBS. They may include dietary changes, medication, or hypnotherapy. Complementary therapies, such as acupuncture and meditation, may relieve stress and anxiety associated with the condition.
Dietary Changes for Irritable Bowel SyndromeAvoiding certain foods and beverages may help you treat symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Stress Reduction for Irritable Bowel SyndromeOur physicians may recommend reducing stress to ease the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Medication for Irritable Bowel SyndromeOur physicians may prescribe medication to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Our Research and Education in Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Learn more about our research and professional education opportunities.