Dr. Garth Swanson discusses the latest research on alcohol and irritable bowel syndrome.
Right now, there isn’t a lot of research being done with alcohol and irritable bowel syndrome. Our research here is on alcohol and inflammatory bowel disease. Irritable bowel syndrome and alcohol is an area of future research that we may get into, but we haven’t started to look at that yet.
About Dr. Swanson, M.D., M.S.:
Dr. Garth Swanson, M.D., M.S., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Digestive Diseases at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. His practice focuses on the diagnosis, management, and treatment of inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Swanson has a master's degree in clinical research and his research interests include how environmental factors, such as alcohol and sleep, can affect gut inflammation and colonic bacteria.
Dr. Swanson received his medical degree from Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his residency and his fellowship at Rush University Medical Center. His special interests include inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and microscopic colitis.