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Gut Check: Relief From IBS Symptoms

From the Show: Staying Well
Summary: As many as 13 million adults may suffer from the chronic abdominal pain and constipation associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Are you one of them? There is help.
Air Date: 3/11/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Susan Lucak , MD
Susan LucakSusan Lucak, M.D. is a gastroenterologist and attending physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. For the past fifteen years, her practice has focused on functional bowel disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic abdominal pain, non-cardiac chest pain, chronic constipation, persistent nausea and vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, and fecal urgency.

Furthermore, she is a member of the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD) and is actively involved in lobbying the Congress to provide research support for gastrointestinal disorders. Dr. Lucak educates both other physicians and patients on functional bowel disorders, particularly IBS. She has lectured widely in the United States and abroad. Dr. Lucak has been selected among the top 5% of New York City physicians in Gastroenterology by her peers as listed in the Super Doctors section of The New York Times Magazine from 2009 through 2012. She was also named in Castle Connolly's Top Doctors New York Metro Area in 2011 and 2012.
    Gut Check: Relief From IBS Symptoms
    It may not be a comfortable topic to bring up, but it can be even more uncomfortable to live with for the millions of Americans who suffer from abdominal pain and constipation. Chronic symptoms could be an indication of a gastrointestinal disorder, possibly Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Which can cause uncomfortable symptoms and often embarrassing ones as well. You may feel bloated, or full and it can affect your ability to function normally. Listen for our experts' best advice on controlling IBS.