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IBS and Difficulty Gaining Weight

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The inability to lose weight as well as the inability to gain weight are frequently two sides of the same coin. Food allergies and sensitivities, gastrointestinal bacterial infections, yeast, and parasites can all interfere with your ability to break down and absorb nutrients properly, and this can result in weight loss and/or difficulty in maintaining […]

Understanding the True Costs of Your Healthcare

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A recent article from Bankrate.com highlights the fact that most doctors and healthcare providers have no idea what your financial responsibility will be for your treatment. This means you won’t know what getting healthy will cost until the bills come in the mail. “In many cases, a patient won’t know the actual cost of care […]

IBS Treatment Center Seattle – Meet the Staff

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Dr. Stephen Wangen (third from left), co-founder of the IBS Treatment Center, has been successfully helping people resolve irritable bowel syndrome and chronic digestive problems since 1999. This success culminated in the 2005 opening of the IBS Treatment Center, the first clinic in the nation to focus solely on addressing this debilitating condition. In conjunction […]

How Can a Nutritionist Help Your IBS?

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How Our Nutritionist Can Help You! At the IBS Treatment Center, our commitment to your health doesn’t end when you walk out the door. Our doctors often recommend new dietary plans and we understand that our clients may need extra support as they transition their eating habits. To serve you better and give you the […]

Patient Curious if IBS Treatment Center is Right Fit

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Question from a recent patient before coming to see us. “I have been diagnosed with IBS. I am not sure I am a candidate for your center as I have been through a number of trails already from antibiotics, probiotics, enzymes, to detoxifying complexes. I have also been on the Low Fodmap diet since January, […]

Patient Couldn’t Use Seatbelt Because of IBS Discomfort

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This story comes from a recent patient of the IBS Treatment Center. Her name has been changed to protect her privacy. Stacy came to the IBS Treatment Center because she had terrible abdominal pain and bloating. She hadn’t been able to enjoy being outdoors or her favorite hobby (gardening). Stacy was especially anxious because even […]

Dancer Overcomes IBS Struggles

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A recent patient at the IBS Treatment Center in Seattle. Jennifer is a competitive dancer.  She has IBS along with daily nausea and reflux. Additionally, Jennifer was finding it more and more difficult to keep up with her love of dance because of her horrible symptoms.  They just kept getting worse, to the point that […]

Patient’s Non-stop Acid Reflux Continues Despite Efforts to Improve Diet

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“My non-stop acid reflux continues despite my efforts to drastically improve my diet.  I work with nutritionists and naturopathic consultants, and take excellent vitamins and supplements per their recommendations.  I am following the Specific Carbohydrate diet about 90% of the time.  I also just had a 24-hour PH Metry test done, but got so sick […]

Out of Town Patient Learns That One Trip to IBS Treatment Center Can Change Her Life

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It’s hard to believe that it’s been close to a year since I traveled to Seattle. Nearly a year later, I AM DOING SO GOOD!!! THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!
 Perhaps you’re thinking to yourself that this is just another success story – but, trust me this success is HUGE. My friends, family and local docs […]

Get to Know the Doctors at the IBS Treatment Center: Dr. Stephen Wangen

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I was diagnosed with IBS in 1994. Unfortunately, that didn’t make any real difference in my health. So while in medical school I began to research my problem and discovered that I had celiac disease, a reaction to wheat and other common grains. When I began practicing medicine I found that because of my personal […]

Patient, “My Gastroenterologist Apologized Because He Hadn’t Taken Me Seriously.”

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Now I am finally feeling like I thought I should. Even more than the treatment, I was glad that I went to the IBS Treatment Center simply because they were the first people to really listen to me and treat me like I was telling the truth. My gastroenterologist actually apologized to me because he […]

Symptoms of Food Allergies

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Food allergies can cause a lot more problems than you or your doctor probably realize. After having worked with thousands of patients with food allergies, we know this to be true. Although there is plenty of published research on the symptoms of food allergies, there is also a lot of misunderstanding due to conflicting definitions […]

Patient Finally Finds Relief From Heartburn

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“I wanted to send you an update. I have not once had heartburn or indigestion, both of which I’ve had since high school. I want to thank the whole team at the IBS Treatment Center for all they have done. I continually tell people about my experience with you all and encourage others to make […]

Patient Finally Finds Relief from Bloating

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“I began having bloating (severe) in my late teens. For many months I just brushed it aside not really thinking I actually had a medical problem. As time went on, the bloating became more intense and for longer periods of time. My family practitioner would prescribe me an antibiotic and while on it, and several […]

Insurance Companies are Vulnerable to Cyber-attack

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Anthem Inc., one of the largest health insurance companies in the USA has reported that they have had data stolen by hackers.  Anthem Blue Cross and several other health insurance companies are owned by Anthem Inc. Data apparently includes names, social security numbers, dates of birth, addresses, and email addresses.  This information is sufficient to […]

Patient Scours the Globe for IBS Specialist

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“My husband and I are missionaries and have lived out of the country the last three years.  Since leaving the country I have been sick with stomach issues.  I have had four colonoscopies, seen numerous doctors outside the country and in the US as well, all with no answers. The last thing that I was […]

Patient Finds Relief From IBS After 30 Years of Suffering

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I was diagnosed with IBS when I was in my late twenties. I have had bouts with diarrhea and constipation for 30 years! Some were embarrassing moments when running for a restroom while at Target, and not making it, to always passing gas and spending a lot of time in bathrooms. I would try to […]