If you have some or all of these symptoms, you may suffer from a treatable medical condition called irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. While not life threatening, this disorder can have significant impact on your life.
What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
IBS is a functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorder, a condition in which symptoms are due to dysfunction of the gut, not a structural problem like cancer. Nevertheless it is a real and treatable medical condition. IBS is a chronic disorder that is characterized by recurring (symptoms that come and go over time) abdominal discomfort or pain associated with an altered bowel habit, either constipation, diarrhea or both.
If you suffer from these symptoms, give our office a call at (908)231-1999 to talk about your symptoms and ask about treatment that may be right for you. For many sufferers, the abdominal discomfort, bloating & altered bowel habit associated with IBS can be managed effectively. The physician’s at Gastromed Healthcare, PA, have treatment options that can relieve the symptoms of IBS and improve your quality of life, giving you the relief you deserve.
What is preventing you from making your appointment to talk to your provider about getting your colonoscopy? Prepping for the colonoscopy is a common fear that often deters someone from following through with the procedure. Don’t listen to the people that tell you how bad the prep was! Listen to those who say, “I can’t believe I waited so long…..it wasn’t that bad, at all!” We agree the prep is not fun, but it is necessary to get the job done right. The newer preps have made it easier on patients preparing for colonoscopy.