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02-11-2014, 08:43 PM   #1
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IBS is inflammation at the cellular level

My GI doc said that they are now discovering that IBS is inflammation at the cellular level. Perhaps some better treatments & diagnostic tests will be available in the future.

Has anyone else been told or heard/read about IBS being inflammation at the cellular level?

MTHFR - Compound Heterozygeous for C677T & A1298C Dx 3/2015
Gluten Free Diet 3/2015
Multiple vitamin/mineral deficiencies & toxicity dx 3/2015
Osteoporosis dx 2014
Colonic Inflammation - granula mucosa dx 1/2014
6mm Tubular Adenoma removed 12/2013
Delayed Colonic Transit/Inertia 11/2013
Severe Constipation

RX: Bard Power Port, IV Home Hydration
02-11-2014, 10:35 PM   #2
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By definition, IBS does not present with visible inflammation. This does not mean that inflammation is not necessarily involved; it just means that the inflammation is not visible during routine diagnostic testing. Evidence is beginning to be seen of the possibility of low-grade chronic inflammation on a cellular level in some individuals who suffer from IBS. This inflammation is thought to most likely be associated with cases in which IBS which was preceded by a bout of gastroenteritis, a condition classified as post-infectious IBS (IBS-PI). Read more about inflammation…
Mother of Sarah dx aged 16, Jan 2012
DX - CD 1/12, asthma
Small bowel to small bowel fistula

Meds: ), azathioprine 200mg, Mesalazine 1.2g x 2, seretide 250 x 2 (asthma), ventolin (as needed)

Currently no supplements.

Has previously taken Multi B, Caltrate, B12 & Iron

Prednisolone (from 30 mg 01/02/2012 to 17/06/2012, 30mg 24/10/12-28/12/12, 50mg 24/1/13-27/4/13)

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