IBS symptoms and causesA Massachusetts General Hospital study indicates that relaxation and reducing stress can be a natural treatment to alleviate symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Gastrointestinal disorders.

They completed a 9 week training program, the first to study the response to relaxation and the impact on IBS.

“Our results suggest exciting possibilities for further developing and implementing this treatment in a wider group of patients with gastrointestinal illness,” says Braden Kuo, MD, of the Gastrointestinal Unit in the MGH Department of Medicine. Read More …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, commonly referred to as IBS and IBD can produce severe abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation for a reported 15-20% of the population. Most people are unaware of their condition and suffer from painful and inconvenient symptoms.

Information was provided by materials from Massachusetts General Hospital and Science Daily.

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