It is presumed that 15 percent of adults in USA suffer from IBS and this rate is consistent with Asia and Africa as well though the rate maybe lower in countries like India and Sri Lanka. This means approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA have IBS.
An individual has a 30% lifetime risk of suffering from IBS. Psychological factors maybe the major cause of this chronic condition and in one of the studies it was found that at 5 years follow-up only 5% of subjects with IBS were completely cured of all their symptoms.
* Get into the habit of drinking plenty of water
* Avoid food with high fat and show preference towards a healthy diet of different varieties
* Try smaller meals than larger ones – this may mean eating 5 to 6 meals instead of 2 to 3 in a day
* Try and keep yourself relaxed, maybe practise meditation. Generally try and avoid emotional upset and conflicts
* Avoid the regular use of laxatives. Regular usage will make you dependant on them and weaken your intestines
Latest Publications and Research on Irritable Bowel SyndromeEluxadoline Benefits Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea in a Phase 2 Study. - Published by PubMed
Diminished neurokinin-1 receptor availability in patients with two forms of chronic visceral pain. - Published by PubMed
Intestinal Microbiota and its Role in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). - Published by PubMed
Psychosocial predictors of self-reported fatigue in patients with moderate to severe irritable bowel syndrome. - Published by PubMed
Warming Moxibustion Relieves Chronic Visceral Hyperalgesia in Rats: Relations to Spinal Dynorphin and Orphanin-FQ System. - Published by PubMed