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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) Treatment Westborough MA

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in Westborough 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.

Elise A Jacques MD
(508) 363-9570
123 Summer St
Worcester, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Lynne Ahn, MS
17 Washington Ln
Hopkinton, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Peter Michael Brem, MD
(508) 460-3000
24 Newton St
Southborough, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1967

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Savant Mehta, MD
(508) 856-8388
36 Camelot Dr
Shrewsbury, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1986

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Brian D Moquin
(508) 478-6363
215 West St
Milford, MA
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Van Ritter MD
(508) 528-5840
440 E Central St
Franklin, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Alexander J Eckardt, MD
(508) 856-8399
116 Southville Rd # 3
Southborough, MA
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Univ, Med Fak, Frankfurt, Ger (407-23 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1998

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Gyorgy Baffy, MD
(401) 444-2536
5 Oland Ln
Southborough, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Debreceni Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Debrec
Graduation Year: 1980

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Rakesh Bhalotra, MD
11 Colonial Dr
Shrewsbury, MA
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: All-India Inst Of Med Sci, Ansari Nagar,
Graduation Year: 1972

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Ali A Amini
(508) 478-6363
215 West St
Milford, MA
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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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