Sunday, 11 March 2018

Proof that a gut-wrenching complaint -- irritable bowel syndrome -- is not in your head

Proof that a gut-wrenching complaint -- irritable bowel syndrome -- is not in your head

Irritable bowel syndrome makes life miserable for those affected, an estimated ten percent or more of the population. What further irritates many sufferers is that they often are labeled as hypochondriacs, since physical causes have never been identified -- until now. Biologists in Germany have discovered mini-inflammations in the mucosa of the gut, which upset the sensitive balance of the bowel and are accompanied by sensitization of the enteric nervous system.

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