IBS And Gut Bacteria

Gut Bacteria and IBS

Relationship between IBS and gut bacteria Bacteria are present in the normal gut (intestines), especially in the lower parts of the intestine. They achieve concentrations of several billion in the colon (large intestine/bowel). These “normal” bacteria have important functions in life, including: Protecting against infection by disease-causing bacteria Helping the immune system of the gut … Read moreIBS And Gut Bacteria

Introduction to Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects up to 10–15% of adults. It has a significant worldwide prevalence. Although IBS is not associated with an increased risk for life-threatening illness, it is associated with a significant health care and economic burden. Studies have shown that IBS patients have an increased number of outpatient health care visits, diagnostic … Read moreIntroduction to Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)