Irritable Bowel Syndrome North Platte NE

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.

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Trevor Jay Pearson, MD
1415 S 55th St
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 2000

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Fedja A Rochling, MD
(402) 559-6209
982000 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Royal Coll Of Surgeons In Ireland, Med Sch, Dublin, Ireland
Graduation Year: 1989

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John J O'Brien, MD
(402) 449-5992
601 N 30th St Suite 5730,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mo, Columbia Sch Of Med, Columbia Mo 65212
Graduation Year: 1981

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John Drew Woodbury, MD
8610 W Dodge Rd
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1964

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Alan G. Thorson, M.D.
(402) 343-1122
9850 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Nebraska Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1979

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Stephen Joseph Lanspa, MD
(402) 449-4692
9933 Essex Dr
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1978
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Hospital: Bergan Mercy Med Ctr, Omaha, Ne
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Lawrence Rothenberg, MD
(308) 627-2240
Suite 206 3219 Central Ave
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1972

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Martha Ann Arouni, MD
(402) 397-8040
7710 Mercy Rd Ste 330
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1984

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Douglas E Brouillette, MD
(402) 552-3446
4242 Farnam St
Omaha, NE
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1983

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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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