Irritable Bowel Syndrome Murfreesboro TN

Peppermint oil may offer additional relief by relaxing intestinal muscles and soothing spasms. In one double-blind trial, four out of five IBS patients reduced their symptoms with enteric-coated peppermint oil. One to two capsules with each meal should do the trick.

Lingaiah Chandrashekar, MD
(615) 896-6996
517 Highland Ter
Murfreesboro, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Bangalore Med Coll, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Graduation Year: 1989

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Kenneth Carpenter
(615) 893-1360
3400 Lebanon Rd
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Mark S Josovitz, MD
(615) 890-2199
1512 Mivazella Way
Murfreesboro, TN
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Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Cebu Inst Of Med, Cebu City, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1982

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Bhabendra Nath Putatunda, MD
(615) 356-4111
1024 Nhighland Avenue
Murfreesboro, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Calcutta Nat'L Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal
Graduation Year: 1981

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Robert P Ingle Jr, MD
(615) 893-4480
1004 N Highland Ave
Murfreesboro, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1982
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Hospital: Middle Tennessee Med Ctr, Murfreesboro, Tn
Group Practice: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic

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Roy L Hood, MD
(615) 867-8070
3010 Newport Ct
Murfreesboro, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1994
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Hospital: Middle Tennessee Med Ctr, Murfreesboro, Tn
Group Practice: Murfreesboro Medical Clinic & Surgicenter

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Roy Lee Hood
(615) 867-8070
1004 N Highland Ave
Murfreesboro, TN
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Gastroenterology

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Sunil Sarvaria, MD
(615) 896-6996
517 Highland Ter Ste B
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Coll Of Med Scis, Univ Of Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi, India
Graduation Year: 1978

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Robert Lee Knox
(615) 867-8070
1004 N Highland Ave
Murfreesboro, TN
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Robert Lee Knox Jr, MD
(615) 893-4480
1004 N Highland Ave
Murfreesboro, TN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1989

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Rx: Pacify Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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By Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

In March, the FDA pulled Zelnorm, a popular drug for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation, from the market. The withdrawal came after a Swiss government review of 29 Zelnorm studies revealed that patients who used the drug had a tenfold increase in the chance of heart attack, stroke, or severe heart-related chest pain.
The revelation that Zelnorm’s side effects are far from the “norm” creates even more impetus for a natural solution to IBS. About one million Americans have this intestinal disorder, which causes constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. The symptoms, though notoriously sporadic, provoke a striking amount of discomfort and stress. While doctors don’t know for sure what causes IBS, people with stress, fibromyalgia, and sicca complex (dry eyes and mouth) and women having their periods are more likely to suffer IBS symptoms.

Irritable bowel syndrome has numerous other monikers, such as colitis, mucous colitis, spastic colon, and spastic bowel, but none of these terms accurately describe it—IBS doesn’t involve inflammation and should not be confused with ulcerative colitis. Doctors consider IBS a functional disorder because the colon and intestines, upon examination, show no sign of disease, injury, or bleeding. Nonetheless, as IBS sufferers know, the condition is far from phantom. Still, you don’t have to risk a Zelnorm-induced heart attack to find relief; alternative medicine has a long history of treating the condition. First, identify and remove the IBS food triggers from your diet. Although trouble can erupt at any time, the common triggers include gaseous foods, large meals, chocolate, dairy, alcohol, fatty foods, and caffeine.

Next, give your intestines some help with probiotics—friendly bacteria that aid digestion and reduce the population of pathological bugs by competing with them for space. During a four-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 60 IBS patients, treatment with Lactobacillus plantarum probiotics significantly reduced painful gas—and the benefits continued a year after treatment. Shoot for 3 to 5 billion live organisms daily from live yogurt or probiotic supplements.

Peppermint oil may offer additional relief by relaxing intestinal muscles and soothing spasms. In one double-blind trial, four out of five IBS patients reduced their symptoms with enteric-coated peppermint oil. One to two capsules with each meal should do the trick.

Psyllium seed, another heavy hitter against IBS, mitigates diarrhea and pain. As this bulk fiber travels through the gut, it absorbs excess fluids, normalizing stool texture and calming cramps. One study revealed that 82 percent of people relieved their constipation with psyllium. Take 6 to 7 grams with each meal in capsules, chewable wafers, or drinks for a total of about 20 grams daily.

Author: Karta Purkh Singh Khalsa

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