Irritable Bowel Syndrome Pierre SD

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.

Dany Karam Shamoun, MD
(605) 322-8630
1001 E 21st St Ste 501
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1994

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Michael Patrick Mc Guire, MD
(605) 342-3280
PO Box 6020
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med, Seattle Wa 98195
Graduation Year: 1984

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(605) 342-3280
PO Box 6020
Rapid City, SD
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1985
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Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd
Group Practice: Black Hills Pediatrics

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(605) 310-2000
1905 W 57th St # 1
Sioux Falls, SD
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M
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Gary Archer Neidich, MD
(605) 333-7188
1100 S Euclid Ave
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Brown Univ Program In Med, Providence Ri 02912
Graduation Year: 1978

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Asish Mukherjee, MD
(605) 357-1370
2501 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Medical School: Med Coll, Univ Of Calcutta, Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Graduation Year: 1981
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Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Royal C Johnson Vets Mem Hosp, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
Group Practice: University Physicians Clinics

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(605) 310-2000
1905 W 57th St Ste 1
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Madras Med Coll, Dr M G R Med Univ, Madras, Tn, India
Graduation Year: 1984

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Robert R Raszkowski, MD
(605) 357-1304
1400 W 22nd St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Temple Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19140
Graduation Year: 1972
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Hospital: Mc Kennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd; Sioux Valley Hospital, Sioux Falls, Sd
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(605) 342-3280
2820 Mount Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1969
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Hospital: Rapid City Regional Hospital, Rapid City, Sd; Northern Hills General Hosp, Deadwood, Sd
Group Practice: Rapid City Medical Ctr

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800 E 21st St
Sioux Falls, SD
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Graduation Year: 1987

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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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