Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation may be more bothersome than normal during the COVID-19 outbreak. Stress and anxiety may trigger more regular or stronger GI tract contractions, which some people can find stressful or painful.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhea, and constipation may be more bothersome than normal during the COVID-19 outbreak [Image: jcomp/Freepik].

  • Date: 12 May 2021
  • Time: 18h00
  • Topic: Effects of COVID on Stress and IBS and the Management thereof.
  • Presenter: Dr Peter Barrow

CLICK TO REGISTER: http://bit.ly/StressIBSCOVIDEffectsWebinar

ABOUT DR PETER BARROW

Dr Barrow is a consultant gastroenterologist trained at the University of Witwatersrand, with a special interest in interventional endoscopy including double balloon endoscopy (DBE) and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). He has extensive clinical and research experience in inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease), celiac disease, oesophageal motility disorders and GERD. He is a well recognised speaker and respected by his peers. Dr Barrow readily shares his practical and clinical expertise and often engages in clinical meetings and elements.

Dr Barrow currently serves as an Honorary Lecturer at School of Clinical Medicine, Witwatersrand University and has numerous achievements during his career, amongst which are the following:

  • He was involved as an investigator in several clinical trials and is currently working on 3 new clinical trials on Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
  • Presented at International congresses, as recently as International Association of Gastroenterology in Cape Town, Aug 2019 on: “Evaluation of Pancreatic Cystic lesions. What is state of the art?”