Monday, October 7, 2013

Do you have IBS and want to get rid of it?

IBS, diarrhoea, Probiotics, irritable bowel syndrome

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder of the digestive system that causes abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, diarrhea, constipation, and other symptoms.

Probiotics are great options for treating IBS.

Our intestines are filled with different kinds of bacteria and they are called collectively as gut flora. They all get along with each other when you are healthy but oftentimes they are disturbed that results to unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms. There are a lot of reasons for it, like stomach flu or side effect of antibiotics.

“The thought is that if you can restore a balanced intestinal flora in somebody with IBS, you may be able to eliminate the symptoms. So a better biome may mean a better life,” explained Cmdr. Patrick E. Young, USN, a gastroenterologist at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Probiotics are “friendly” bacteria because they keep your digestive system healthy and the best studied probiotic in the treatment of IBS is Bifidobacterium infantis. Data shows that it reduces bloating, abdominal pain, and passing of gas, it also ease the bowel movement difficulty and normalize the aberrant peripheral cytokine levels.

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