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In honor of IBS Awareness Month, we’re going to discuss what IBS means. Living with IBS can be frustrating, painful, and exhausting. Knowing the symptoms, and how to properly treat your symptoms can improve your life tremendously. If you, or someone you love, is suffering from upset stomach, or frequent stomach aches it may be IBS.

Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS), is often a chronic, debilitating, gastrointestinal disorder. It has many symptoms including bloating (or distention), abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, and gas pains.

It is frequently explained as a functional disorder, which means that the movement or function of the bowl is not performing properly. Unfortunately, there are no medical tests specifically designed to diagnose IBS. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine or confirm the diagnosis of IBS. However, IBS is the most common gastrointestinal condition throughout the entire world. It is always best to see a gastroenterologist to treat, discuss, and monitor your IBS symptoms.

IBS symptoms can begin as early as childhood or early adolescence. Sometimes, symptoms of IBS do not appear until adulthood. One of the frustrating aspects of IBS is that it can come and go. Many patients live in fear of their IBS, because symptoms can hit at any time.

IBS can be challenging and seeing an expert gastroenterologist, such as Dr. David Yamini in Santa Monica, is crucial to successful long term care. Each and every person and patient experiences their IBS symptoms and pain different. Dr. Yamini provides his patients with a unique and custom treatment plan for IBS.

Seeing a gastroenterologist also rules out other conditions, such as colitis, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, tumors, and more. IBS can easily be confused with colitis or other inflammatory diseases. Celebrate IBS Awareness Month by taking care of your digestive health! Schedule an appointment with Dr. Yamini today (310)285-3005! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Posted on behalf of David P. Yamini, MD

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David P. Yamini, MD

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Nicole R.

Scheduling was extremely easy with Dr. Yamini's staff, I scheduled my Tuesday appointment on Monday afternoon. The staff and Dr. Yamini were courteous and straightforward - even with new patient paperwork I was out the door within an hour!

Bill C.

Dr. Yamini definitely is a great doctor who is very thorough and detail oriented with his diagnosis. He is very passionate about what he does and was able to answer any question or concern. He took his time before my appointment to look through all the documentation to know exactly what was going on. He definitely was able to put me at ease even though I was very worried. I am very satisfied with his services. Thanks!

Mario O.

He was very gentle about my situation yet did not fail to emphasize about the seriousness that could arise from gastrointestinal problems. Few and far between are as professional and caring as Dr. Yamini and his staff. I was 20 minutes late on Friday evening & they still had me in a room in 5 minutes as a new patient.

Lisa P.

I can’t say enough great things about my first impression of this doctor and his amazing staff! They got me right in and set me up for everything needed. I’ve been looking for the right GI doctor for years having had a very negative experience with another doctor years ago. Dr. Yamini is not only professional, knowledgeable, respectful, and experienced... this guy is “cool” and nice too! His front desk person, Toni was amazing! She was kind, bright, efficient, patient, and positive! ??

Kendall S.

Makes talking about uncomfortable subjects a breeze. Competent and honest: doesn't sell vitamin cleanses and his own probiotics or anything like that. Makes sure your symptoms aren't half-fixed but fully fixed. Gets to the heart of the issue quickly. Good listener. Very sweet receptionist. I hate receiving many phone calls, and she's persistent about making sure you set up an appointment; it was stressing me out. I found the her much easier to connect with once she gave me her cell and said to text.

Babak E.

Thank you Dr. Yamini and Tony. When it comes to patient care and professionalism, I have never received this much care and attention from a physician and the staff. I was able to talk to Dr. Yamini for good period of time allowing me to ask all my questions. Tony you are so cute thank you for scheduling me in last minute.

Kyle K.

I highly recommend Dr. Yamini. He's very personable and actually listens to your issues and concerns, then recommends a reasonable course of action. He was able to properly diagnose my symptoms and get me healthy again. Also his admin Toni is great too, she will help select a facility and verify that your insurance will fully cover. She's really nice and trustworthy as well!

Eric W.

Thorough doctor who cares about his patients, and very meticulous about the details of your ailment. Clearly very knowledgeable and skilled. No wait time for appointments, and the nurse (Toni) is very friendly and follows up appropriately. One of the best doctor experiences I've had and I'd recommend it to anyone.

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