Yoga for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Russellville AR

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.

Eduardo A De Mondesert, MD
(479) 484-9555
3010 Free Ferry Rd
Fort Smith, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Nac'L Pedro Henriquez Urena, Esc De Med, Santo Domingo, Dom Rep
Graduation Year: 1988

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John Oliver Brandt
(501) 625-7727
151 Mcgowan Ct
Hot Springs, AR
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Dr.Gary A Thomas
(479) 582-8200
3344 North Futrall Drive
Fayetteville, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1987
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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1.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

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Jane Ellen Mobley, MD
(501) 327-0165
4 Bunker Hill St
Conway, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Cooper Green Hosp, Birmingham, Al
Group Practice: Cooper Green Hospital

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Meenakshi Budhraja, MD
(501) 455-7009
11321 Interstate 30 Ste 302
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Christian Med Coll, Punjab Univ, Ludhiana, Punjab, India
Graduation Year: 1975

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Abdul Khan
(501) 686-8000
4301 W Markham St # 783
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Michael Bruce Johnson, MD
(501) 664-6980
409 N University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1984

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John D Moore
(479) 521-8200
3344 N Futrall Dr
Fayetteville, AR
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Kevin David Heath, MD
(501) 513-0799
PO Box 10780
Conway, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1985

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Daniel Kristan Brown
(501) 686-5175
4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
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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