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Irritable bowel syndrome (wiki)

Irritable bowel syndrome (wiki)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or spastic colon is a symptom-based diagnosis. It is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits. Diarrhea or constipation[1] may predominate, or they may alternate (classified as IBS-D, IBS-C, or IBS-A, respectively). A diagnosis of IBS may be made on the basis of symptoms, in the absence of worrisome features such as age of onset greater than 50 years, weight loss, bloody stool, signs of infection or colitis, or family history of inflammatory bowel disease.[8][9] Routine testing yield no abnormalities, although the bowels may be more sensitive to certain stimuli, such as balloon insufflation testing. Although no cure for IBS is known, treatments to relieve symptoms exist. Classification[edit] Signs and symptoms[edit] Causes[edit] Stress[edit] Active infections[edit] Prevalence of protozoal infections in industrialized countries (United States and Canada) in the 21st century[42][43] Diagnosis[edit] Diet[edit]

Selenium deficiency Selenium deficiency is relatively rare in healthy well-nourished individuals. Few cases in humans have been reported. Causes[edit] It can occur in patients with severely compromised intestinal function, those undergoing total parenteral nutrition, those who have had gastrointestinal bypass surgery, and also on advanced aged people (over 90).[1] Alternatively, people dependent on food grown from selenium-deficient soil are also at risk. For some time now in medical literature it has been noted the pattern of side-effects associated with cholesterol lowering drugs statins resembles the pathology of selenium deficiency.[2][3] Reference ranges[edit] In the USA, the Dietary Reference Intake for adults is 55 µg/day. Presentation[edit] Selenium deficiency in combination with Coxsackievirus infection can lead to Keshan disease, which is potentially fatal. Epidemiology and prevention[edit] Selenium deficiency in non-human animals[edit] References[edit]

Reduced concentrations of selenium in mild Crohn's disease. Selenium status in patients with Crohn's dise... [Am J Clin Nutr. 1992 IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME By Lawrence Wilson, MD © December 2010, The Center for Development Colitis, enteritis and irritable bowel syndrome are inflammatory diseases of the intestines. Enteritis is inflammation or perhaps infection of the small intestines. Symptoms may include constipation, diarrhea, bleeding, tenderness, pain. 1. This problem is almost universal today, in part due to contaminated foods, in part due to improper diets, and partially due to impaired nutrition and the presence of toxic meals and toxic chemicals in almost everyone. I recommend to everyone a digestive enzyme, GB-3, that helps kill many of these. If this is used, I find other supplements are rarely needed to improve the flora. Supplements that kill yeast such as garlic, caprylic acid, tannic acid or colloidal silver may also be needed on rare occasions. Reducing all sweets, eliminating all fruit juices and eliminating all fruit is also very helpful, as these foods tends to promote or feed the growth of yeast in the intestines. 2. 3.

Magnesium for IBS Magnesium has worked wonders for me in eliminating my IBS symptoms. It is a supplement I have stumbled upon totally by accident. I had made an appointment with a biomedical doctor for my son who was having a cough that wouldn't go away. Since a biomedical doctor is similar to a holistic doctor in that they believe in treating the whole self, we also began discussing my son's insomnia. She suggested a magnesium supplement called Calm made by Natural Vitality. Since I have also been a long time sufferer of insomnia, which I believe is another side effect of IBS, I decided to also give this supplement a try. Not surprisingly, after I had received my own test results from this same doctor, it was discovered I had a magnesium deficiency! The Many Functions of Magnesium The ability of this mineral to produce regularity appears to happen by two different mechanisms. If you decide to try to supplement on your own, remember that it may take a few days to get used to it.

Candida Selenium deficiency and anemia appear to be the biggest factors in promoting candida growth. Years ago when I had hypoT I also had a severe candida infection. I found a book titled "Candida: Silver (Mercury) Fillings and the Immune System" which eventually led me to getting my mercury fillings removed. Following this and supplementation with zinc and selenium, my candida and hypoT both ended. Experiments with animals show that candida growth can be increased by selenium deprivation and reduced by selenium supplementation. Other studies show that anemia and iron deficiency increase candida growth. Another study showed that women with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis are deficient in zinc compared to normals and that only a mild zinc deficiency is necessary for this recurring problem. Basically it seems that the deficiencies associated with candidiasis correlate very well with the deficiencies associated with hypothyroidism. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2000 Mar 28;97(7):3520-5 Mock DM