Irritable bowel syndrome - Ali Jafer

Date Published: 
Monday, November 30, 2015

Dr Ali Jafer talks about Irritable bowel syndrome. Ali is a Consultant Gastroenterologist for Waitemata DHB and has special interests in small intestine disease, GI bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease and capsule endoscopy.


  • Definitions
  • What causes IBS – risk factors
  • Red flags
  • Diagnosis
  • Managing IBS in General practice
  • Explaining to patients
  • Drug therapy
  • Role for anti-depressants
  • Alternatives? Probiotics?
  • Referral
  • Take home messages


Auckland Regional Health Pathways 

Dr Ali Jafer
Consultant Gastroenterologist

To find out more about Dr Jafer Click here.

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