Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Prevention Indianapolis IN

More than 37 million Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects the movement of food through the intestines. IBS symptoms vary but may include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, pain and discomfort. The disease tends to affect more women than men.

Robert J Whitmore, MD
(317) 962-6300
1801 N Senate Ave
Indianapolis, IN
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Meridian Medical Group PC
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Gastroenterology

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Indianapolis, IN
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James Leslie Watkins, MD
(317) 278-9316
550 N Univeristy Blvd UH 4100
Indianapolis, IN
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Gastroenterology
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1981

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Joseph M Buadoo-Croffie, MD, MPH
(317) 274-3774
702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
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Gastroenterology
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(317) 278-0461
550 University Blvd # 4100
Indianapolis, IN
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Kevin C Bax, MD
(317) 338-9450
8402 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN
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Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates of Indi
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Gastroenterology

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Glen Arthur Lehman, MD
(317) 274-4821
550 University Blvd Ste 4100
Indianapolis, IN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1968

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Atul Agrawal, MD
(219) 879-5533
1507 Wabash Suite 500 A
Indianapolis, IN
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Gastroenterology
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
Graduation Year: 1992

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Emad M Abu-Hamda
(317) 962-6300
1801 N Senate Blvd
Indianapolis, IN
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Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

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Jean P Molleston
(317) 274-3774
702 Barnhill Dr
Indianapolis, IN
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Turmeric for IBS

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According to the National Resource Women’s Center, more than 37 million Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition that affects the movement of food through the intestines. IBS symptoms vary but may include constipation, diarrhea, bloating, pain and discomfort. The disease tends to affect more women than men.

Since IBS is difficult to treat, the encouraging results of a recent study using turmeric (Curcuma longa), a leading spice in Indian food, may be just what the herbalist ordered. In the study, published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 207 participants suffering from IBS received one or two 72-mg tablets containing dried standardized turmeric daily for eight weeks. IBS symptoms were assessed at baseline and after treatment. A post-study analysis revealed a 53 percent fall in IBS prevalence in the group taking one tablet, and 60 percent in those taking two. There was also a decrease in abdominal pain, with reductions of 22 percent and 25 percent respectively.

Although once thought to be primarily a stress-related condition, it is now known that many factors contribute to IBS including certain foods, eating habits and imbalances in intestinal flora.

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