Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Prevention Omaha NE

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.

Alexander B Bernal, MD
(402) 559-4356
982000 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Renee Leigh Young, MD
(402) 559-4356
5627 Jones Street,
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1983

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Kumar Subodh DeSai
(402) 559-4356
982000 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialty
Gastroenterology

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John Lachlan Gollan, MD
(402) 559-5326
Professor And Chairman
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Adelaide, Fac Of Med, Adelaide, So Australia, Australia
Graduation Year: 1966

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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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Daniel Francis Schafer, MD
(402) 559-5326
983285 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1976

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Thomas Mario Attard, MD
(402) 559-2412
985160 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Malta, Med Sch, Guardamangia, Malta
Graduation Year: 1993

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John Kelly Dibaise, MD
(402) 559-5326
982000 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1992

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Matthew James Hrnicek, MD
(402) 559-4356
982000 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ne Coll Of Med, Omaha Ne 68198
Graduation Year: 1999

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Michael Nosler, MD
(402) 559-4356
982000 Nebraska Medical Ctr
Omaha, NE
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gender
Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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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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