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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment Arlington VA

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Arlington 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.

Elizabeth S Gantt, MD
(301) 251-9555
15001 Shady Grove Rd
Rockville, MD
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Ramesh Maganlal DeSai
(703) 578-1444
611 S Carlin Springs
Arlington, VA
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Dale Kenneth Block, MD
(703) 692-8905
5801 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Walter Reed Army Med Ctr, Washington, Dc; Dewitt Army Community Hosp, Fort Belvoir, Va
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Leonardo Mendez, MD
(703) 522-9090
1600 N Oak St Apt 1603
Arlington, VA
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Gastroenterology, Hepatology
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Medical School: Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians And Surgeons, New York Ny 10032
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Va; Northern Virginia Community Ho, Arlington, Va; Virginia Hospital Center -Arl, Arlington, Va; Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Va
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Dominique Eve Howard, MD
(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW Ste T110
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
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Female
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Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1997

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Inder Krishan Bhat, MD
(703) 379-1661
611 S Carlin Springs Rd
Arlington, VA
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Medical School: Gov'T Med Coll, Kashmir Univ, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Soloman Shah, MD
(434) 971-5926
1221 S Eads St Apt 801
Arlington, VA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
Graduation Year: 1993

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Herman Rosenstein, MD
Arlington, VA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1942

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(202) 296-0875
2112 F St NW Ste 603
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1977

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(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW Ste T115
Washington, DC
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Medical School: Semmelweis Orvostudomanyi Egyetem (Peter Pazmany Univ), Budapest
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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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