Yoga for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Brookings SD

To promote better overall colon health, I added fiber to my diet, starting my day with one cup of a fiber-packed cereal. I also take one 4 mg capsule of the probiotic Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) a day, which studies have shown relieves many symptoms of IBS.

Eric Scott Rolfsmeyer, MD
(605) 336-1593
1201 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: Surg Assoc Ltd

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Stephen E Nanton
(605) 322-3666
1001 E. 21st St., Ste. 010
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Pediatric Gastroenterology

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Loyal Tillotson
(605) 342-3280
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Asish Mukherjee, MD
(605) 357-1370
2501 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Royal C Johnson Vets Mem Hosp, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Physicians Clinics

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Valerie Stephens
(605) 342-3280
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Dr.Robert Meyer
(605) 335-1500
Ste 210, 1200 South Euclid Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Sd Sch Of Med, Vermillion Sd
Year of Graduation: 1983
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Sanford
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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3.2, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

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Steve Howard Gutnik, MD
(888) 956-4800
2800 E Stonehedge Ln
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med, Grand Forks Nd 58201
Graduation Year: 1979

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James Ellis Dill, MD
(800) 328-3061
2601 S Minnesota Ave Ste 105
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1967

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Dr.Chandar Singaram
(605) 310-2000
1905 W 57th St # 1
Sioux Falls, SD
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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2.8, out of 5 based on 6, reviews.

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Robert David Meyer
(605) 335-1500
1200 South Euclid Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Alternative Treatments for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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By Gina Roberts-Grey

For nearly 20 years, I battled bouts of gas, bloating, painful cramps, and diarrhea, which gradually got worse and became more frequent. After an unusually prolonged flare-up when I was 40, I went to the doctor—and I wasn’t terribly shocked when he told me I had ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammation of the large intestine caused by abnormal activation of the immune system in the intestines.

The Conventional Rx: My doctor prescribed immunosuppressants, medication that weakens the immune system to ease symptoms. But these drugs carry the risk of side effects, such as constipation, decreased blood flow to the colon, dizziness, and blurred vision. Instead of filling the prescription, I explored other options.

The Alternative Rx: I started keeping a daily diary to track what I ate and also the amount of stress I felt, hours of sleep I got each night, and my overall activity level. I was surprised to discover that stress—not food—seemed more likely to trigger my symptoms, and sure enough, research confirms this. Stress weakens your immune system, which often leads to painful IBS symptoms.

Practicing yoga three to four times a week lessened my gastrointestinal upset within a few weeks. Aromatherapy—specifically, dabbing a few drops of a blend of lavender and ylang-ylang essential oils on pulse points like my wrists and sides of my neck two to three times a day—also lowered tension.

To promote better overall colon health, I also added fiber to my diet, starting my day with one cup of a fiber-packed cereal. I also take one 4 mg capsule of the probiotic Bifantis (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624) a day, which studies have shown relieves many symptoms of IBS.

The Outcome: I’ve scaled back on fried foods, which can cause a flare-up of symptoms, and my yoga practice has also helped me drop 7 pounds. Even better? I’ve yet to fill the crumpled prescription that’s tucked away somewhere in my wallet.

Author: Gina Roberts-Grey

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