Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment North Andover MA

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in North Andover 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.

Frederick W Heiss, MD
(718) 744-8743
41 Mall Rd
Burlington, MA
Business
Lahey Burlington Gastroenterology
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Walter H Jacobs
(978) 688-0900
795 Turnpike St
North Andover, MA
Specialty
Family Practice, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Raja Rehman, MD
(603) 898-5082
700 Bulfinch Dr Apt 105
Andover, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Mark Charles Nitzberg, MD
(617) 387-3551
411 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ma Med Sch, Worcester Ma 01655
Graduation Year: 1989

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Richard F Sawyer Jr, MD
(978) 691-5163
411 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Lawrence General Hospital, Lawrence, Ma; Holy Family Hosp And Med Ctr, Methuen, Ma
Group Practice: Community Medical Assoc

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Francis MacMillan, MD
(978) 521-3250
143 Carter Field Rd
North Andover, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1995

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Lawrence Hessman, MD
(508) 256-9779
12 Rolling Ridge Rd
Andover, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1962

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Paul Robert Gilmore, MD
(508) 454-9811
15 Fossen Way
Andover, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1980

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Richard Frederick Sawyer
(978) 691-5160
411 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Mark Charles Nitzberg
(978) 681-1977
411 Merrimack St
Methuen, MA
Specialty
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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