Cramping, bloating, painful
gas, diarrhea and constipation? It could be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), an
annoying, uncomfortable condition of the lower intestine that affects as many
as 1 in 5 adults.
While IBS does not cause
inflammation or increase the risk of colorectal cancer, persistent changes in
bowel habits could indicate the presence of other, more serious conditions, including
ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease or cancer.
Learn more about the
signs, symptoms and treatment options for irritable bowel syndrome that range
from lifestyle changes to medication with Dr. Frank Marrero, a board certified
gastroenterologist on staff at Lake Charles Memorial Hospital.
A graduate of the
University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Dr. Marrero completed
his residency in internal medicine and fellowship in gastroenterology at the
Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland,
Ohio. Prior to relocating to Lake Charles, he served as a staff physician at the
Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Digestive Disease Institute – Swallowing Center.
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