"A new study at the Sahlgrenska academy indicates a connection between the abnormal function of the brain, as the presence of anxiety or depression, and the severity of the symptoms in the intestine at tarmstörningen IBS. It writes the Gothenburg university on its website."
"– There are studies that show that hypnosis, CBT, and antidepressants all may be effective against IBS. The view that the gut and brain interact at the IBS starts getting more and more of an impact, " says Magnus Simrén, professor at the Sahlgrenska academy, who led the work, with the new study."
"Tarmstörningen IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) plague up to ten percent of the adult population. Symptoms for example stomach pain, gasighet, constipation, or diarrhea. The underlying causes are not completely clear but the symptoms are alleviated with treatment of the bowel and sometimes also of the brain."
"In the study participated 400 people with IBS, and also healthy controls. In addition to measuring the deviations in the intestine, participants also answer the questions in order to investigate the presence of anxiety and depression in the participants, a marker of abnormal function in the central nervous system. The relationship was linear, the more anomalies, in both the gut and the brain, the worse ibs symptoms."
"– It suggest that a combination of different treatments and factors in the gut and in the brain can have a positive effect, but the hypothesis must first be examined in clinical trials, " says Magnus Simrén."
"the Study was conducted in cooperation between some of the world's foremost researchers in the IBS, from universities in Sweden, Belgium and the united states."