IBD patients are misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome IBS

IBD patients are misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome IBS

A new study, published in the latest issue of the UEG Journal reveals that 10 percent of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients are misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and in 3 percent of cases the misdiagnosis can persist for five or more years. The case-controlled study, conducted in the UK, assessed the proportion of … Read moreIBD patients are misdiagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome IBS

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)