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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.

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

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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
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Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Michael Robert Valantas
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Richard Merle Farleigh
(907) 561-4293
4120 Laurel St
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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David Edward Peach
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.William McCray
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Rd # 50
Anchorage, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
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Hospital: Ak Regional; Providence
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.9, out of 5 based on 12, reviews.

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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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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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William Henderson McCray
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Charles Roy Shannon
(907) 276-2811
2841 Debarr Road
Anchorage, AK
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Gastroenterology

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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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