Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

Probiotics are live microorganisms that have been considered to enhance health when administered in adequate amounts to the host. Probiotics have special characteristics that allow them to withstand the harsh conditions of the GI tract, including gastric acid and bile secretion, and can survive competition with other enteric microorganisms. Most probiotics were originally isolated from … Read moreIrritable Bowel Syndrome, Gut Microbiota and Probiotics

Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The etiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is thought to be multifactorial, with several factors (including alterations in gut motility, small-bowel bacterial overgrowth, microscopic inflammation, and visceral hypersensitivity) potentially playing a role. Recent studies have suggested that probiotics may be useful in the treatment of IBS. Although the exact mechanism for how probiotics may aid … Read moreProbiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)