Well Irritable Bowel Syndrome is really nota disease in itself its a description of multiple symptoms that when put together are a syndromethat are often will cause symptoms in both men, women, and children. It is very commonbut thankfully life threatening in anyway. The symptoms can be varied but the most commonones would include things like bloating, distension, abdominal pain, alternating both diarrheaand constipation. These symptoms could be very concerning for patients and can reallylimit their life style but once again its really not life threatening. It's a descriptionof really the neural impulses that colon in particular is receiving and if you think ofit as almost like a fray ends of an electrical
wire there is increased amounts of impulsesthat are irritation the colon and the colon walls and the muscular track and is believedto cause spasm and often that's what creates the sensation of bloating, gas, and abdominalpain. IBS is a life long syndrome and not a life threatening syndrome and patients typicallywill have symptoms that come and go and sometimes exacerbated by types of stress or emotionalchanges. Thank you for choosing Saint Peter's.
Got Celiac Disease Watch out for Probiotics
I'm Gabe Garza with today's health news. Manyprobiotic products claim to ease digestive issues. But probiotic fans with gluten allergiesmay need to watch out. A new study found that more than half of probioticsupplements on the market contained traces of gluten â€” even some that claimed to beglutenfree. Probiotics are live bacteria thought to to help with digestive health.But lead authors of the study said past research has shown more celiac disease symptoms amongpatients who used these supplements. In celiac disease, a protein gluten causes damageto the small intestine. Researchers found that even though there were traces of glutenfound in these probiotics, the FDA still considers
the items glutenfree. Although gluten levelsin these products may be tiny, these findings may still be cause for concern for peopledealing with celiac disease. The main author of the study wonders why customers shouldeven pay attention to these labels and if regulatory bodies will take action to protectthe public.