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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Celiac Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common types of functional bowel disorder. As researchers attempt to unravel the mysteries behind IBS, they have payed increasing attention to the possible impact of food and diet.
Celiac disease and irritable bowel syndrome patients have similar symptoms, which can result in celiac disease patients being misdiagnosed with IBS. Is there a connection?
Numerous studies have shown that a high percentage of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are also sensitive to gluten.
Is there any relationship between Irritable Bowel Disease and self-reported non-celiac gluten sensitivity?
A research team recently set out to determine rates of celiac disease in children with ongoing abdominal pain.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) often occur together, and research indicates that many people with IBS plus FMS (IBS/FMS) might actually suffer from undiagnosed celiac disease.
A team of researchers recently conducted a controlled trial of gluten-free diet in patients with irritable bowel syndrome-diarrhea to gauge the effects on bowel frequency and intestinal function. Their goal was to determine whether a gluten-free diet might benefit patients with diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (IBS-D).
Patients with celiac disease often report symptoms compatible with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). However, there haven't been any systematic studies regarding how adherence to a gluten-free diet might affect rates of irritable bowel syndrome-type symptoms in patients with celiac disease.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is based on a clinical description only; there are no pathophysiological pathways definitively associated with it. It is characterized as gastrointestinal symptoms with no discernable cause.