Yoga for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Campbellsville KY

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.

Mitchell Chas Kaplan, MD
(502) 896-4711
Prospect, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: A Einstein Coll Of Med Of Yeshiva Univ, Bronx Ny 10461
Graduation Year: 1989

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Charles Wm Riccio, MD
(270) 298-7225
5300 Beech Hill Ln
Owensboro, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Di Modena, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Modena, Italy
Graduation Year: 1986

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John Horlander
(502) 452-9567
1169 Eastern Pkwy
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Jerry Lee Yon, MD
(859) 276-4382
1451 Harrodsburg Road Suite #202,
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1970

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Amy Tiu, MD
(502) 852-6991
530 S Jackson St Rm A3L15
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Bhargab Mani Dixit, MD
(606) 528-5331
15 Moonbow Plz
Corbin, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Rg Kar Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1988

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Daniel Gerard Fagel, MD
(859) 341-3575
196 Barnwood Dr
Edgewood, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: St Elizabeth Med Ctr-South, Edgewood, Ky
Group Practice: Tri-State Gastroenterology

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Dr.Charles Riccio
(270) 298-7225
Ste Ll104B, 2200 East Parrish Avenue
Owensboro, KY
Gender
M
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Hospital: Owensboro-Mercy Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Paul E Brown
(502) 452-9567
1169 Eastern Pkwy
Louisville, KY
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Robert Good Overstreet, MD
(502) 895-0882
4001 Kresge Way Ste 134
Louisville, KY
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1957

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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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