Two videos on IBS / IBD and the subtypes of IBS-C and IBS-D and what you need to know about these very common conditions.
Our board member and Director of the Rome Foundation Research Institute, Dr. Magnus Simren, discusses the role of the gut-microbiome in digestive health.
What is post infection IBS and how is it treated? Dr. Drossman answers all your questions.
What is all the fuss about pre and probiotics? Dr. Brian Lacy joins us for a discussion about their effect on the microbiome and how they can be used with IBD.
Centrally Mediated Disorders
Functional Abdominal Pain or Centrally Mediated Abdominal Pain? What is it and how do you treat it?
Dr. Drossman and Johannah Ruddy discuss how IBS can transform into other pain syndromes through the Gut-Brain Interaction.
What are the benefits of using central neuromodulators (anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, anti-psychotic agents) to treat GI disorders.
Why has the terminology changed from FGID (Functional GI Diosorder) to DGBI (Disorders of the Gut-Brain Interaction)?
Communication Skills and Patient Provider Relationship
10 tips for effective patient and provider communication and the benefits of good communication for both parties.
Two sets of videos showcasing how effective communication practices can lead to a better patient-provider relationship and treatment outcomes.
The importance of showing empathy when working with patients and a demonstration of what patients should expect when visiting their doctors.
Patients suffering with DGBI are often stigmatized by friends, family and the medical community. What can we do to reduce this and “legitimize” DGBI?
Nonverbal communication can affect the message you are trying to convey for better or for worse!
A discussion of different models of medicine and why doctors and patients dealing with DGBI benefit the most from the biopsychosocial model.
How you can use effective communication skills to make the most of a clinical visit.
Effective communication can help you break the vicious cycles that accompany DGBI for many patients.
Patient stories are a powerful tool for other patients and providers to learn how to communicate about DGBIs with each other. Thank you to the patients who provide their experience to help others.
Karen tells her story of suffering from DGBI, the trouble in getting a diagnosis and finally finding relief.
Johannah describes her journey with DGBI and how it inspired her to become a patient advocate.
Treatment Information and Options
A conversation with Bill Chey, MD about the current research surrounding diet therapies and DGBI.
Upper GI Symptoms and Disorders
Information on Billiary Pain, Gallstones and Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction.
What’s the difference between distention and bloating and how can you explain what you are experiencing to your doctor more effectively.
Pelvic and Anorectal Disorders
Pelvic Floor Disorders can be life altering for many people. Learn what they are and how they are diagnosed and treated.
Other Medical Topics
Covid-19 can have impacts to your GI health. We talk about how it might manifest and some coping strategies to help you through.
Our special guest, Dr. Sarah Ballou, discusses the new report on how COVID-19 has affected the United States emotional well-being.
Dr. Drossman and Johannah take you on a tour of our website and show you all that it has to offer!
We’re taking a look at the history of the Rome Foundation and the reasons it was started.