Irritable Bowel Syndrome Stillwater OK

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.

Jeffery Dale Scott, MD
(405) 743-7350
1815 W 6th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1988

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Tim Kent Smalley, MD
(405) 743-7300
2418 Country Side Dr
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1964

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Jeffrey D Scott
(405) 743-7300
1815 W 6th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Craig B Moore, MD
(580) 726-2115
125 N Broadway Ave
Hobart, OK
Specialties
Family Practice, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1976
Hospital
Hospital: Elkview Gen Hosp, Hobart, Ok
Group Practice: Southwest Medical Clinic

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Robert Holbrook, MR
(405) 271-5428
3604 Silverwood Ct
Norman, OK
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Sam Luper Earnest, MD
(405) 743-7340
1815 W 6th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ok Coll Of Med, Oklahoma City Ok 73190
Graduation Year: 1971

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Thomas Arlin Swafford, MD
(405) 372-2390
1301 W 6th Ave Ste 106
Stillwater, OK
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Oh State Univ Coll Of Med, Columbus Oh 43210
Graduation Year: 1982
Hospital
Hospital: Stillwater Med Ctr, Stillwater, Ok

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Jack T Dancer, MD
(405) 743-7350
1815 W 6th Ave
Stillwater, OK
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: George Washington Univ Sch Of Med & Hlth Sci, Washington Dc 20037
Graduation Year: 1961
Hospital
Hospital: Stillwater Med Ctr, Stillwater, Ok
Group Practice: Warren Clinic Stillwater

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Philip Barton Miner
(405) 271-4644
1000 N Lincoln Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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Leann C Serbousek, MD
(405) 749-4247
4200 W Memorial Rd Ste 901
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1985

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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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