HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
New treatments needed for irritable bowel syndrome

More effective remedies for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) are needed, as well as increased availability of treatments shown to be effective against IBS, such as hypnosis, says a comment in this weeks special gastroenterology edition of The Lancet.

The Comment is authored by Professor Robin Spiller, Wolfson Digestive Diseases Centre, University Hospital Nottingham, UK.

He says: "IBS is one of the commonest reasons for a consultation. However, because the disorder is poorly understood, many doctors find patients with IBS difficult to treat.

"Although extra time and effort may be needed, successful management is rewarding because it can substantially improve quality of life."

IBS has a similar incidence in Europe and the USA, and is increasingly recognised in developing countries, with between 5-10% of the population estimated to be affected.

Patients who present with IBS are typically female, aged 20-40 years. Most patients have abdominal pain or discomfort intermittently, with flares of pain lasting two to four days. Other symptoms include bloating, abnormal stool frequency and abnormal defecation.

IBS is also associated with psychological distress, with 50% of IBS patients who seek medical care also suffering stress or anxiety. IBS patients also have substantially increased health-care costs, with patients consulting their primary-care physician twice as often as non-IBS patients. A third of IBS patients are referred to secondary care and also onto sometimes unnecessary specialties.

Professor Spiller says: "Most IBS patients require reassurance, explanation and lifestyle advice."

The effects of modifying the diet of IBS sufferers is uncertain trials have shown systematic exclusion of certain foods (e.g. wheat, dairy products) helped around half the patients in an uncontrolled trial, but how much of this was placebo response was unclear.

Psychological treatments have hel
'"/>

Contact: Robin Spiller
Robin.Spiller@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-582-310-322
Lancet
10-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Preventive treatments in elderly people needs rethinking
2. New algorithm matches any tumor cells to best possible anti-cancer treatments
3. Novel treatments may help alleviate constipation, IBS in women
4. Developments in tissue engineering offer new sources for stem cell treatments
5. Animal study leading to new treatments for hemorrhagic shock and uncontrolled abdominal hemorrhage
6. $10M grant to VCU to develop new cancer treatments
7. UK researchers find new class of nontoxic cancer treatments
8. Clinical studies evaluate potential treatments for mouth ulcers
9. Global Fund must fund salaries of health workers to deliver HIV, TB and malaria treatments
10. Addiction breakthrough may lead to new treatments
11. Steroid use fails to boost pregnancy rates in infertility treatments

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/10/2020)... ... January 10, 2020 , ... Ziegler, ... financial advisor to Radiology Ltd. on its partnership with US Radiology Specialists (“USRS”), ... in 1933, Radiology Ltd. is the largest private practice radiology group and outpatient ...
(Date:1/10/2020)... ... 10, 2020 , ... As multidisciplinary specialists from rheumatologists to ... event and education company, today announced the launch of the Autoimmune Learning Network, ... serves as a robust digital hub of information and education focused on care ...
(Date:1/10/2020)... ... January 10, 2020 , ... ... announced that it will be attending the HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems ... HIMSS is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where ...
(Date:1/10/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... January 10, 2020 , ... ... today announced that its Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) specialty nursing ... (ABSNC). , The CPEN is a national board certification earned by registered ...
(Date:1/8/2020)... ... January 08, 2020 , ... Myant Inc., leaders in Textile ... powered by the Myant Platform at CES 2020, happening January 7-10, in ... to the Myant Platform will be aware of the worker’s current physical and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/3/2020)... ... January 03, 2020 , ... ... radiologists to identify potential breast cancers earlier and faster, say a new international ... already using the Transpara system in 15 countries, including Hungary, Turkey, the USA ...
(Date:1/3/2020)... TORONTO (PRWEB) , ... January 03, 2020 , ... Stay ... pharma, biotech, medical device and food industries. Access to all webinars is free, so ... stay relevant in your field. , Visit http://www.xtalks.com to see our upcoming ...
(Date:1/3/2020)... ... January 03, 2020 , ... Complia Health announced today ... business will offer enterprise solutions for home, residential and community care in Canada, ... contracts and will move forward under the AlayaCare brand. , Procura has delivered ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: