Dr. Garth Swanson discusses if irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can cause health problems outside the bowel.
Irritable bowel syndrome has been associated with a number of other diseases and disorders. The most common or prevalent is in psychiatric disorders, disorders of anxiety, depression and even sleep, and it’s important that you see your general internist physician to be assessed for many of those things.
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.