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
Business
Meridian Medical Group PC
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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

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Marian Del Rosario Pfefferkorn, MD
(317) 273-3774
319 W Walnut St
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Philippines, Coll Of Med, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1990

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

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Emad Mohammad Abu Hamda, MD
(317) 962-6300
1801 Senate Blvd Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Jordan, Fac Of Med, Amman, Jordan
Graduation Year: 1994

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Kevin C Bax, MD
(317) 338-9450
8402 Harcourt Rd
Indianapolis, IN
Business
Pediatric Gastroenterology Associates of Indi
Specialties
Gastroenterology

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Debra Jean Helper, MD
(317) 274-3565
550 University Blvd Rm 2300
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Northwestern Univ Med Sch, Chicago Il 60611
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Indiana Univ Med Ctr, Indianapolis, In
Group Practice: Indiana Diabetes Ctr

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Stuart Sherman, MD
(317) 274-0925
550 University Blvd Ste 4100
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1982

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Gregory Phillip Blitz, MD
(317) 960-6300
1801 Senate Blvd Ste 400
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1976

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Lawrence Lumeng, MD
(317) 274-3505
975 West Walnut Street Room 327 Medical Research &
Indianapolis, IN
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: In Univ Sch Of Med, Indianapolis In 46202
Graduation Year: 1964

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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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