e eating, eating special foods, strong emotions and stress.
Serotonin, which transmits impulses between brain and gut, scientists now believe that hypersensitivity is caused by its abnormal.
A potential biological explanation for the disorder has made way to the discovery of two prescription drugs, Lotronex and Zelnorm, which works on serotonin receptors.
Johanson said, Lotronex was withdrawn from the market due to causation of life-threatening ischemic colitis. Both the drugs were relabeled in 2004 to warn of a rare, serious side effect involving low blood pressure.
IBS patients whose primary symptom is constipation, can take lubiprostone (Amitiza), which was approved in January for the treatment of chronic constipation in adults.
Dr. Robert Sandler, vice president of the American said it's hard to find therapists who offer it for IBS, which works better but it is expensive and time-consuming.
Lackner selected 59 patients randomly to receive a 10-week government-sponsored behavior study, a clinic-based behavioral treatment. Here people learn how to cope with behavior disabilities by adopting muscle relaxation exercises, avoid worrying in public.
In people, who undertook therapy 74% improved in the 10-week program but only 73% improved in the quicker and less costly, four-session program. A persisted beneficial state was confirmed after the follow-up examination conducted after three months.
The principle of hypnotherapy is difficult to explain, said the lead author of that study, Dr. Magnus Simrén of Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden.
IBS patients were randomized into two groups, one receiving hypnotherapy education and another no therapy at all. Nearly half and above of the patients in the hypnotherapy group improved whereas the patients who received no therapy didn’t improved. Page: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
. Australian Scientists Silence Cancer Gene2
. Silence Can Be Heard3
. Commonplace Sugar Compound Silences Seizures4
. Intervention Needed to Break Silence on Reproductive Health5
. A ‘Fit’ of Laughter Silenced by an Unusual Surgey6
. Comfort home for mentally depressed7
. Comfortably Obese And Reluctant To Get Fit8
. Comfort Level, Maximum in Ethnically Diverse Schools9
. Soccer Fans Seek Comfort From Alcohol10
. New Reflux Disease Technology More Comfortable, Not More Effective11
. Digestive acid production dependent on newly found hormone