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.

Brenda Joyce Ketcher, MD
1 Mercy Ln
Hot Springs National Park, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1991

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Michael Hamilton Sifford
(870) 932-1198
300 Carson St
Jonesboro, AR
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Terryl Jean Ortego, MD
(479) 770-8090
116 W Monroe Ave
Lowell, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Northwest Health -Bates Med C, Bentonville, Ar; Northwest Med Ctr, Springdale, Ar
Group Practice: Northwest Arkansas Gastro Clnc

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Glenn R Davis
(501) 666-0249
417 N University Ave
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Amar Al Juburi, MD
(501) 686-5177
14215 Ridgewood Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ross Univ, Sch Of Med & Vet Med, Roseau, Dominica
Graduation Year: 1996

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Dhiraj Yadav, MD
(501) 658-9735
Slot 567 4301 W Markham St
Little Rock, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: J Nehru Med Coll, Univ Rajasthan, Ajmer, Rajasthan, India
Graduation Year: 1993

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Dr.James Trice
(870) 536-3070
7005 South Hazel Street
Pine Bluff, AR
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1989
Speciality
Gastroenterologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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Karl H Landberg
(501) 336-9620
1375 Hwy 64 West
Conway, AR
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Ronald D Hardin
(501) 224-9100
9501 Lile Dr
Little Rock, AR
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Henry Lyle Rogers, MD
(501) 536-7660
1801 W 40th Ave Ste 5A
Pine Bluff, AR
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ar Coll Of Med, Little Rock Ar 72205
Graduation Year: 1972

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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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