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7 things you may not know about IBS

Did you know IBS is not hereditary, though other members of the family might have been diagnosed with it? IBS is a motility disorder, that is, there is nothing organically wrong. IBS is a functional disorder which means there is an impairment in the normal function of the body, in this case the bowel. Some […]

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Sleep Measures Can Help Predict Next-Day Symptoms in IBS Female Patients

The exacerbation of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms in women are predictable through sleep disturbances, determined through an objective measurement of sleep, according to a recent exploratory study conducted at the University of Washington, in Seattle. Not only self-reported IBS symptoms, mood disturbance, and fatigue, but also objectively measured sleep using actigraphy are able to foretell next-day effects. “This small exploratory study supports […]

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Effect of Antidepressants and Psychological Therapies, Including Hypnotherapy, in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis – 2014

There have been several articles published in research journals comparing and analyzing the results of randomized controlled clinical trials using hypnotherapy and other similar therapies for IBS.  One article reviewed 48 randomized controlled clinical trials up to December 2013.  It was found that “cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnotherapy, multicomponent psychological therapy, and dynamic psychotherapy were all beneficial.” […]

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