Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment Council Bluffs IA

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Council Bluffs 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.

Gary Dean Volentine
(712) 322-2332
801 Harmony St
Council Bluffs, IA
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Gastroenterology

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Vedhagiri Selvakumar
(712) 323-1230
801 Harmony
Council Bluffs, IA
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Gastroenterology

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Douglas E Brouillette, MD
(402) 552-3446
4242 Farnam St
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1983

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Dr.Kimberly Harmon
(402) 397-7057
4242 Farnam Street #650
Omaha, NE
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 2001
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Gastroenterologist
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Michael Schafer, MR
(402) 559-4356
4319 Hickory St
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Gary Dean Volentine, MD
(712) 322-2332
801 Harmony St Ste 404
Council Bluffs, IA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1978

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Vedhagiri Selvakumar, MD
(712) 323-1230
801 Harmony St Ste 201
Council Bluffs, IA
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1972

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James J Woodbury
(402) 449-4692
601 N 30th St Ste 5730
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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(402) 449-4692
601 N 30th St Ste 5730
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology

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(402) 449-4692
601 N 30th St Ste 5730
Omaha, NE
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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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