Dr. Garth Swanson explains if irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) develops from abuse.
Yes, patients with irritable bowel syndrome may have a history of physical, mental, or even emotional abuse in their past. The majority of patients of irritable bowel syndrome won’t, but those that do often have very severe disease, and it's important to address those issues as part of your care for your irritable bowel syndrome.
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.