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

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Kathy P Bull-Henry, MD
(202) 997-1785
2041 Georgia Ave NW, Room 5147 Tower Bldg,
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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

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(202) 865-6625
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
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(202) 865-1925
2041 Georgia Ave Nw
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology

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(202) 296-3449
2021 K St NW Ste T110
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
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Graduation Year: 2007

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(202) 865-6632
2041 Georgia Ave NW
Washington, DC
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Howard Univ Coll Of Med, Washington Dc 20059
Graduation Year: 1966

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(202) 429-2844
1145 19th St Nw
Washington, DC
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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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