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April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month (IBS)

In this article from WebMD.com irritable bowel syndrome (known as spastic colon) affects up to 55 million Americans, mostly women.  Causes for IBS are uncertain.

Symptoms of IBS

  • Alternation of bowel habits including periods of diarrhea and constipation
  • Bloating
  • Abdominal cramping and pain that are relived with bowel movements

Although there is no cure for IBS, treatments such as diet, lifestyle changes, and medications are available to relieve your symptoms.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the above symptoms it’s important to schedule an appointment with your doctor.  A thorough medical history as well as a physical examination is essential to rule out more serious disorders.  Dr. Jennifer Ackerman, Dr. Michael Ackerman, and Dr. Robert Lin of Dominion Internal Medicine have been our neighborhood doctor’s for over 14 years.  You can trust they will listen, diagnose, and treat your condition with the utmost care for you the patient.  Please don’t delay.  Call our experts today to schedule an appointment or for simply more information.

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