Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Fecal Incontinence

Dr. Adil Bharucha Sheds Light on the Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, and Treatment of Fecal Incontinence in This Month’s AJG Podcast

Adil Bharucha, MBBS, MD, co-author of the NIDDK state of the science summary on fecal incontience, talks with AJG Co-Editor Dr. William D. Chey about the highly common but often taboo topic of fecal incontinence. Dr. Bharucha discusses the personal and economic costs of a disorder affecting up to 15% of community-dwelling adults, as well as some key risk factors, diagnostic tests, and treatments. Clinicians will hear valuable advice on how to broach this topic with patients and how to provide meaningful care for a condition with significant emotional consequences. (26:35)

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