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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment Post Falls ID

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Post Falls 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.

Zahid Afzal, MD
(630) 493-4370
4121 Fairview Ave Lower Level
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Robert Randolph Hopkins, MD
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way Ste 200
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1974

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Duane Albert Daugharty, MD
(208) 664-9205
920 W Ironwood Dr
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: St Louis Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63104
Graduation Year: 1955

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George C Kutteruf, MD
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way Ste 200
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Boston Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02118
Graduation Year: 1972
Hospital
Hospital: Kootenai Med Ctr, Coeur D Alene, Id

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Stanley A Toelle
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Douglas G Adler, MD
(847) 677-1170
4711 Golf Road Suite 500
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Michael W James
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Stanley Alvin Toelle, MD
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way Ste 200
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Az Coll Of Med, Tucson Az 85724
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert Randy Hopkins
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Michael Wayne James, MD
(208) 667-5483
1607 Lincoln Way Ste 200
Coeur D Alene, ID
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Vanderbilt Univ Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37232
Graduation Year: 1990

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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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