Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment South Burlington VT

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in South Burlington 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.

Richard B Colletti, MD
(802) 847-8200
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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FAHC Children's Specialty Center Pediatric Ca
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Gastroenterology

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James Anthony Vecchio, MD
(802) 847-2554
Smith 251 MCHV Campus,
Burlington, VT
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Mc Gill Univ, Fac Of Med, Montreal, Que, Canada
Graduation Year: 1980

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Edward Len Krawitt, MD
(802) 656-4290
Given Building C-246,
Burlington, VT
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1959

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Peter L Moses, MD
(802) 847-2554
Burgess 415,
Burlington, VT
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Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Case Western Reserve Univ Sch Of Med, Cleveland Oh 44106
Graduation Year: 1990

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Richard B Colletti
(802) 847-8200
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Neil Howard Hyman, MD
(802) 879-0489
3 Timber Ln
South Burlington, VT
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Vt Coll Of Med, Burlington Vt 05405
Graduation Year: 1984

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Richard Bernard Colletti, MD
(802) 656-0027
E-203 Given Bldg,
Burlington, VT
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Pittsburgh Sch Of Med, Pittsburgh Pa 15261
Graduation Year: 1968

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Douglas Robertson, MR
802-295-9363 x-5590
215 N Main Street,
Burlington, VT
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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Doris Bea Strader
(802) 847-2554
111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Cory Halliburton
(802) 864-7483
60 Colchester Ave
Burlington, VT
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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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