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Participate in an Research Study with the IBS Treatment Center

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The IBS Treatment Center is also running a research study for adults (over 18) living in the USA who have been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and still have IBS.  Any person (18+) living in the USA who has been diagnosed by a licensed medical professional and still has IBS is invited and encouraged […]

New Form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

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We recently came across an article from medicalxpress.com titled, “Researchers describe new form of irritable bowel syndrome.” The latest in the world of more useless medical information has now given us a new form of IBS. This form is called Post-Diverticulitis IBS. Like all forms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), this new IBS diagnosis offers […]

Study Highlights the True Causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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This is a wonderful new research article by Dr. El-Salhy out of Norway about IBS. It makes 2 very important points. They are somewhat complicated points, so I’ll try to break them down into simpler language. First, the study notes that alterations in the gut-brain connection (neuroendocrine system) are a symptom of something else. The […]

Study Explores Bacterial proteases in IBD and IBS

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This is a nice article out of Germany on the relationship between the digestive problems in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and IBD (Irritable Bowel Disease) and the bacteria present in the digestive tract. However, this article is about the enzymes produced by those bacteria, not just about the bacteria. These enzymes do much more than […]

Study Explores Food Patch Testing for IBS

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Food patch testing for irritable bowel syndrome.Authors: Stierstorfer MB, Sha CT, Sasson M. SourceEast Penn Dermatology PC, North Wales, Pennsylvania; – BACKGROUND:The traditional classification of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as a functional disorder has been challenged in recent years by evidence of ongoing low-grade gastrointestinal tract inflammation. Inflammation may alter gastrointestinal motility and thus be […]

Study Explores Post-Infectious IBS Following Water-Born Viral Outbreaks

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Another study on post infectious IBS. The immediate question is “Why does this happen?”  My suspicion is that it is because there are other factors already weakening the digestive tract. The infection was merely the straw that broke the camels back, so to speak. It’s the other hidden issues that prevented some individuals from recovering, […]

“Studies Link Composition of Gut Microbiome to Childhood IBS, Long-term Dietary Patterns”

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An article from Gastroenterology and Endoscopy News discusses a recent study that sought to determine the connection between gastrointestinal microbiota and IBS in children [update 2013: they changed the link or removed the article]. Studies in adults have indicated that the gastrointestinal microbiota could be involved in IBS. It’s nice to see that they are […]

Study: The value of eliminating foods according to food-specific immunoglobulin G antibodies in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea.

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This Chinese study certainly seems to get it right. From NIH.gov: OBJECTIVE:This study investigated the role of food intolerance in irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhoea (D-IBS). METHODS:Specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies against 14 common food antigens in the serum were measured in 77 patients with D-IBS and 26 healthy controls. Food-specific IgG antibodies were identified […]