Irritable bowel syndrome, by which 15% of Americans were suffered, was caused by distinctly personal habits and when medication doesn't help, there's often little left// to do but to suffer in silence. Others like constipation, bloating, diarrhea and gas, flatulence make their lives miserable, limiting some of their day-to-day activities.
Researches believe that the most basic of treatments is lifestyle modification instead of taking variety of drugs.
The world's largest gathering of gastrointestinal health professionals, in Los Angeles for Digestive Disease Week, where experts reported that behavior changes and dietary alterations and restrictions can help considerably to ease off the symptoms.
Cognitive behavior therapy, a brief, self-help course, in which people identify their symptoms' triggers and learn techniques to tackle conditions, such as relaxation technique and thought process methods, that modify the disease response that helped some patients in a study. Another Hypnotherapy also proved to relieve symptoms in a 12 session study for a period of one year.
Dr. Emeran Mayer, director of the UCLA Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women's Health reports recent theories support that irritable bowel syndrome involves a communications gap between the mind and bowel and he says we need to understand the mind-body connection.
But experts disagree on whether drugs that act on the gastrointestinal tract or psychological therapies that alter thoughts and emotions will ultimately prove most beneficial.
Jeffrey M. Lackner, an assistant professor of medicine at University at Buffalo, State University of New York, IBS affects mostly women, characterized by chronic abdominal pain and discomfort bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea with most of the nerve endings in gut becoming sensitive to reactions likPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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