Homemade Yogurt Resolves Irritable Bowel Symptoms Homemade Yogurt Resolves Irritable Bowel Symptoms
Most patients achieved a complete resolution of symptoms after eating the inexpensive easy-to-make yogurt daily for 6 months.Medscape Medical News
Publication date: Available online 20 July 2018Source: EXPLOREAuthor(s): Elizabeth McDonald, Raymond Teets, Caroline Ortiz, Christine Gilchrist, Eve Waltermaurer, Elidania Perez, Benjamin KliglerAbstractIntroductionIrritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic debilitating functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects a large proportion of the general population. Dietary and mind-body approaches have shown some effectiveness in reducing IBS symptoms.ObjectivesThe purpose of this project was to test the feasibility of a low cost, group-oriented integrative medicine approach to IBS, and to explore whether such an approach ...
Authors: Ismail FW, Abid S, Awan S, Lubna F Abstract BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS: Food hypersensitivity (FH), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and functional dyspepsia (FD) have many overlapping symptoms, including abdominal discomfort, bloating, and altered bowel habits. We aimed to determine the frequency of FH in patients with IBS and functional FD. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Adult patients of either gender diagnosed with IBS and/or FD as per the Rome III criteria were recruited. Patients underwent serological testing against 6 food allergens: beef, shrimp, egg white, milk, peanut, and soy-bean. Those testing positiv...
We would like to thank Dr Robert Palmer on his insightful comments to enhance the information provided in our study.1 Dr Palmer brings up several points exploring the role of reduced bile acids in irritable bowel syndrome constipation. These include the potential role of passive diffusion of bile acids in the small intestine, preferential absorption of different bile acid moieties, and the potential effect of the microbiome via deconjugation on bile acids to affect absorption and secretion in the colon, thereby impacting the clinical presentation with constipation.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a chronic debilitating functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects a large proportion of the general population. Dietary and mind-body approaches have shown some effectiveness in reducing IBS symptoms.
While watching the morning news (you know, the tidbits of news aired between direct-to-consumer drug ads), a commercial came on claiming that a new mouthwash kills 99.9% of all bacteria in the mouth, good-looking young people gazing at each other with inviting smiles. Now why would you do that? Why would you wipe clean a bodily orifice that is meant to be teeming with microorganisms? The human gastrointestinal tract, as well as the airway, vagina, skin, and other body parts, are all meant to be colonized with microorganisms. It represents an important symbiotic relationship: we support their health and they support ours. ...
Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, EarlyView.
ConclusionsOur review of quality improvement literature in gastroenterology revealed common themes of successful programs: Education was frequently used but often insufficient, the EMR may be underutilized in guiding decision making, and patient-reported outcomes were infrequently assessed. Further research may be needed to compare QI strategies directly.
The existence of post-infection irritable bowel syndrome (PI-IBS) has been substantiated by epidemiology studies conducted in diverse geographic and clinical settings. However, the available evidence has not been well summarized and there is little guidance for diagnosis and treatment of PI-IBS. The ROME Foundation has produced a working team report was to summarize the available evidence on the pathophysiology of PI-IBS and provide guidance for diagnosis and treatment, based upon findings reported in the literature and clinical experience.
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