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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment Washington DC

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Washington 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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Drs Stern & Gantt
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Gastroenterology

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Ann L Barnett Williams, MD
(202) 466-4619
1145 19th St NW Ste 313
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of London, Univ Coll, Sch Of Med (See 917-34)
Graduation Year: 1965

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Donald Ary O'Kieffe Jr, MD
(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW Ste T110
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1964

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Cesar Rudzki, MD
(202) 785-3090
1145 19th St NW
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Buenos Aires, Fac De Med, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Graduation Year: 1961

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Adeyinka Laiyemo, MD
(202) 865-6100
2041 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Joseph John Nidiry, MD
(202) 865-1451
2041 Georgia Ave NW Ste 3400
Washington, DC
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Milano, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Milano, Italy
Graduation Year: 1963
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Hospital: Howard University Hosp, Washington, Dc
Group Practice: Howard University Physicians Inc Community Health

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Michael M Phillips, MD
(202) 785-0666
2021 K St NW Ste 412
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny At Buffalo Sch Of Med & Biomedical Sci, Buffalo Ny 14214
Graduation Year: 1967

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Robert Hardi, MD
(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW Ste T115
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Semmelweis Orvostudomanyi Egyetem (Peter Pazmany Univ), Budapest
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ann Lb Williams
(202) 466-4619
1145 19th St Nw
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology

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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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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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