Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) covers an array of painful and inconvenient symptoms that patients suffer from including abdominal pain and bloating, frequent and painful diarrhea and intestinal cramping, painful recurrent constipation, and gas.
A gastroenterologist may prescribe treatment including dietary and lifestyle modifications and/or medication to treat Irritable Bowel. Many patients need a colonoscopy, an outpatient procedure during which the patient is sedated and the gastroenterologist uses a narrow scope with a camera on it to view the lining of the large intestine to look for inflamation, infected sacs, polyps, and/or bleeding.
Dr. Krieger has years of experience helping patients control and treat the symptoms and frequency of irritable bowel syndrome.
For more information, there are many online communtities of IBS sufferers, one is located at http://www.ibsgroup.org/ .
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
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