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Digestive Symptoms in Pregnancy with Dr. Kumkum Patel

Let's Gut Real - Easy to Digest Nutrition Science

Science & Medicine

Today I interview Dr. Kumkum Sarkar Patel on gut motility in functional gut disorders, what normal motility is, and how and why this changes in pregnancy.

Dr. Patel explains:

  • what gut motility is
  • what the timing for normal motility is
  • types of tests to diagnose motility disorders & dysfunction
  • reasons why gut motility changes
  • self management of gut motility issues and why a diagnosis is so important
  • why do disturbances in motility occur IBS and other functional gut disorders
  • how does pregnancy influence motility in the gut
  • common gut symptoms in pregnancy
  • what to do during and after pregnancy to manage digestive symptoms
  • the overlap between pregnancy and an IBS diagnosis

You can follow Dr. Patel on Instagram @dr.gut_motility


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