CBT can provide ‘better’ relief for irritable bowel symptoms

Cognitive behavioural therapy tailored specifically for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is more effective in relieving the symptoms than usual care, according to UK researchers.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news

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In this study, we tested the hypotheses that PVD compared with healthy controls (HCs) would demonstrate gray matter volume (GMV) alterations in regions associated with sensorimotor, corticothalamic, and basal ganglia circuits. We also tested the replicability of previously reported gray matter increases in basal ganglia and hippocampal volumes in PVD vs HCs. In addition, disease specificity of GMV alterations were examined by comparing PVD with another chronic pain disorder. Finally, we examine whether GMV alterations are correlated with symptom measures. Structural magnetic resonance imaging was obtained in 119 premenopau...
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AbstractBackgroundFunctional constipation (FC) and constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-C) have significant healthcare impact. Clinical and investigative data of patients with these disorders in Indian population is scarce. We aimed to compare the clinical and anorectal manometric profile of patients with FC and IBS-C.MethodsConsecutive patients with chronic constipation undergoing  anorectal manometry (ARM) and balloon expulsion test (BET) were enrolled. Thirty healthy volunteers served as controls (HC). Functional defecatory disorder (FDD) was diagnosed according to ROME IV criteria if both ARM and...
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Authors: Pugliese G, Muscogiuri G, Barrea L, Laudisio D, Savastano S, Colao A Abstract There is accumulating evidence showing that obesity is due not merely to increased food intake, but could have a more complex pathophysiology possibly originating from the gut. Due to its microbiological, hormonal, and nutritional aspects, the gut could represent a starting point for the treatment of weight excess. Obesity is associated with a change of microbiota composition that not only could increase the calorie extraction from food but also could create a functional derangement resulting in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Se...
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IBS, or Irritable Bowel Syndrome affects two in ten people in the UK. A flare up can cause prolonged discomfort to the digestive system. There are multiple ways to combat the condition. Here are four treatment options you may not know about.
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Anyone who remembers the days before finger stick blood glucose meters became available to people with diabetes will recall how awful life was for diabetics. All they had was urine dipsticks which were sloppy, yielded only crude non-quantitative feedback on blood sugars, and gave you a gauge of what blood sugars were in the recent past, not the present. It meant that dosing insulin or diabetes drugs was grotesquely imprecise and accounted for many episodes of hypoglycemic coma and acceleration of diabetic complications. It was not uncommon in those days, for instance, for a type 1 diabetic to be blind and experience kidney...
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You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
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Conclusions: Due to the complexity of the behavior and biology of cells, scientists' primary focus should be on detection and elimination of sources of inflammation. Antiparasitic medications, and also antiviral, antibiotic, and antifungal medications should be thought of as underrecognized, underappreciated, and forgotten medications that can be part of cancer therapy. The information offered in this review suggests scientists should think of cancer not only as a metabolic disease but also as a metabolic parasite and should consider using antiparasitic medications under a new understanding of the role of inflammation, inf...
Source: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Tags: Altern Ther Health Med Source Type: research
This study aimed to objectively investigate whether the addition of polydextrose to sterilized probiotic containingLactobacillus helveticus will confer benefits to constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome patients.MethodsA total of 163 patients were randomized into two groups: Group A to consume 350  mL of sterilized probiotic with 5.85 g polydextrose daily for 1 week and Group B without polydextrose. Intestinal transit time, fecal pH, fecal weight, and modifiedGarrigues questionnaires for pre- and post-consumption were assessed.ResultsMedian intestinal transit time was significantly reduced from 58...
Source: Digestive Diseases and Sciences - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
ConclusionsWomen with endometriosis do not express higher prevalence of autoantibodies found to be characteristic in other patient groups with gastrointestinal symptoms.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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