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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment Anchorage AK

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Anchorage is called a "syndrome" because it is a group of symptoms which may include: abdominal cramping, gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. No one knows exactly what causes it. The muscles in the large intestine or colon appear to be more sensitive in people with IBS, and as a result may contract too much after a person eats.

Daryl Mark Mc Clendon, MD
(907) 569-1333
3340 Providence Dr Ste 352
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1991
Hospital
Hospital: U S Air Force Hosp, Elmendorf Afb, Ak
Group Practice: Alaska Digestive & Liver Dise

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Dr.Brian Sweeney
(907) 562-2928
4048 Laurel St # 301
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1974
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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Dr.Richard Farleigh
(907) 561-4293
4120 Laurel St # 202
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.5, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Robert Dy Fusunyan, MD
3801 University Lake Dr
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The East, Ramon Magsaysay Mem Med Ctr, Quezon City
Graduation Year: 1979

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Michael R Valantas, DO
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 50
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Kirksville Coll Of Osteo Med, Kirksville Mo 63501
Graduation Year: 1998

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Won Pal Chung, MD
(907) 562-2430
3500 Latouche St Ste 380
Anchorage, AK
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Yonsei Univ, Coll Of Med, Sudai-Moon-Ku, Seoul, So Korea
Graduation Year: 1962

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Richard Merle Farleigh, MD
(907) 561-4293
4120 Laurel St Ste 202
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Languages
Spanish
Education
Medical School: Or Hlth Sci Univ Sch Of Med, Portland Or 97201
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Alaska Reg Hosp, Anchorage, Ak; Providence Alaska Med Ctr, Anchorage, Ak

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Dr.Michael Valantas
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd # 50
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Alaska Regional
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.1, out of 5 based on 5, reviews.

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Brian Felix Sweeney, MD
(907) 562-2928
4120 Laurel St Ste 201
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1974

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Eric Rodney Tompkins, MD
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd Ste 50
Anchorage, AK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1984

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Is IBS a Cause for my Sudden Cramps?

Q: Can you tell me more about irritable bowel syndrome? What causes it and what are the symptoms? How is it different from lactose intolerance? Who does it affect and at what age is it brought on? Also, is there a treatment for it?






Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is called a "syndrome" because it is a group of symptoms which may include: abdominal cramping, gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. No one knows exactly what causes it. The muscles in the large intestine or colon appear to be more sensitive in people with IBS, and as a result may contract too much after a person eats.

Lactose intolerance, on the other hand, is an intolerance to milk and some dairy products. The symptoms sometimes look similar but people with lactose intolerance don't have enough of the enzyme lactase to digest the sugars in dairy foods.

Although IBS has no cure, there a few things you can do to lessen the symptoms. Treatment includes: dietary changes, medication and stress relief. It's important to consult your doctor to find a plan that works well for you.


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