If you are suffering from symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, gas, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea, you may have IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. This is a very common disorder which affects the colon and is a chronic condition that requires long-term management. By meeting with our Southaven gastroenterologist as soon as possible, you will be able to gain valuable insight into your condition by ascertaining a diagnosis. Because more severe cases of IBS can look similar to symptoms of much more serious issues, it is important to have regular screenings to rule them out.
If you believe you may have IBS, our gastroenterologist serving the greater Memphis area can help to diagnose and treat you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
Though the precise cause is not known, the science is clear on the role that a variety of key factors play. The muscles that line your intestines’ inner walls relax and contract in rhythmic patterns to move food along your digestive tract. In patients with IBS, these muscle contractions could be shorter and weaker, resulting in constipation, or the contractions could be longer and more powerful, resulting in bloating, gas, and diarrhea.
There is no reason to simply accept that discomfort from IBS or any other issue with your digestion is a fact of life. Our Southaven gastroenterologist is dedicated to ensuring that you are able to live your fullest, happiest life free of these types of issues. We provide prompt and personalized service backed by over two decades of experience.
Don’t wait! Call Premier Gastroenterology, PC today at (662) 349-6113 to get started.