I.B.S. ( Irritable Bowel Syndrome) Overview: IBS is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by abdominal pain, excessive gassiness, bloating, and irregular bowel movements.  Most people with IBS suffer from constipation, diarrhea, or a combination of both.  It is estimated that 20% of the general population suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, and IBS is one of the most common problems addressed by primary care physicians. IBS may also be referred to as spastic colon, mucous colitis, spastic colitis,… Read More


Indigestion Overview: Indigestion is characterized by abdominal irritation or a feeling of stomachache.   Indigestion Causes: Indigestion is caused by various things.  Some people’s indigestion is activated by certain foods especially spicy foods, eating too quickly, ingesting large amounts of caffeine, drinking excess amounts of alcohol, smoking, or overeating.  Other people experience indigestion by feelings of anxiety or depression.  Also, certain drugs like aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications, and antibiotics can lead to indigestion.  People with ulcers may experience indigestion regularly  … Read More