Proof that IBS is not all in the mind!

  • 29 Sep 2010
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Around 10% of the population is estimated to suffer from the misery of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Yet despite experiencing symptoms ranging from constipation and stomach pain to diarrhoea and nausea, sufferers are often labeled hypochondriacs because no physical cause has been identified.

However, new research by scientists at Germany’s Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) has discovered mini-inflammations in the mucosa of the gut, which upset the sensitive balance of the bowel and are accompanied by sensitisation of the enteric nervous system. “The irritated mucosa releases increased amounts of neuroactive substances such as serotonin, histamine and protease,” explains research lead Professor Michael Schemann. “This cocktail produced by the body could be the real cause of the unpleasant IBS complaints.”

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