Gut Microbiota – Cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome

By on March 10, 2014

A new study has found out that the Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is caused due the imbalance of microbial communities present in our gut.

IBS is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders found in western countries. Nearly 20% of western population is affected by IBS.

IBS causes abdominal pain, discomfort in bowel movement, etc. But, the most common symptom of IBS is bloating.

This Bloating shows a considerable effect on the patient’s life. In fact for long time, this IBS was considered as psychological condition.

Gut Microbiota

Gut Microbiota - Cause of Irritable Bowel SyndromeIn contrary to this belief, a new study has found out that IBS is linked due to gut microbiota alterations and this bloating is related to particular types of food intake. These findings have laid a promising path for disease management of IBS.

At the Gut Microbiota for Health World Summit in Miami, FL, USA, this issue was discussed and which resulted in discussion about the advancement of gut microbiota research.

Prof. Barbara, President of the European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility said that with the latest advancement in the field of gut microbiata, there has been a change in the view of IBS, and its causes.

He also said that IBS is mainly caused due to imbalance in the microbial communities present in our gut. This shows that an IBS patient possesses a disrupted healthy human gut microbiota.

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