Tag Archives: irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: An Explanation That’s Not So Irritating

The symptoms of IBS can have a serious impact on the daily lives of those affected. The diagnosis "functional disorder for which there is no organic cause" is unsatisfying. Researchers have now discovered a genetic defect that can explain many symptoms. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Irritable Bowel Syndrome: When the colon is lying on the couch

Across the world about 5 to 20 percent of people suffer from irritable bowel syndrome. A definite explanation is not yet at hand, yet it is known that the state of mind affects the intestinal tract. Gastroenterologists have shown that psychotherapy and antidepressants more...

Article by Dunja Voos
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