Donnica Moore: October 3, 2018

SOME PEOPLE LIVE WITH AN UNHAPPY GUT FOR YEARS BEFORE SEEING A DOCTOR

Gut microbiota imbalance could be one of the treatable causes 

Donnica Moore, MD

Women’s Health Expert and Salix Pharmaceuticals Spokesperson

 

An estimated 16 million Americans live with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), a common intestinal disease associated with unpredictable bowel movements, yet less than 30 percent of individuals with symptoms of IBS-D consult a physician about their symptoms. Symptoms, which are different in everyone, include stomach (abdominal) pain and cramping, gas, bloating and urgency to use the bathroom. Many people struggling with symptoms experience issues like feeling frustrated and embarrassed, missing out on activities because of symptoms and avoiding situations where there is no bathroom nearby.

People may have IBS for more than one reason, and those reasons can be very different. One study including 109 patients with IBS showed that 73% had an imbalance in their gut microbiota, compared with only 16% of healthy people. Other potential causes may include communication problems between the brain and digestive system, previous gastrointestinal infection or food poisoning, family history and anxiety and/or depression.

Dr. Donnica Moore will share information about the current science behind the symptoms of IBS-D, possible causes, and why it’s so important for people to talk to their healthcare provider about their symptoms and finding the best treatment option that’s right for them.

For more information please visit: www.ibsdupclose.com

 

MORE ABOUT DR. DONNICA MOORE:

Donnica L. Moore, MD is highly regarded as a women’s health expert and advocate: as a physician educator and as a media commentator. Dr. Donnica is a founding co-chair of the annual national Congress on Women’s Health.

Dr. Donnica is known for her engaging and entertaining style and has appeared on hundreds of television interviews including “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, ABC’s “The View”, “Good Morning America”, and “CNN-International”.

Produced for: Salix Pharmaceuticals

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