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What exactly causes irritable bowel syndrome?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: A syndrome complex
Stress, emotions, conditioning, psychologic traits, bacteria contribute to development of ibs.
Brainstem reflexes induced by eating are sometimes exaggerated in ibs. Gut tone & sensation, as well as GI transit, are influenced by hormones & neurotransmitters. In ibs patients alteration in brain-gut pathways can affect perception of bowel distension, cause painful spasm, & modify transit of food.

In brief: A syndrome complex
Stress, emotions, conditioning, psychologic traits, bacteria contribute to development of ibs.
Brainstem reflexes induced by eating are sometimes exaggerated in ibs. Gut tone & sensation, as well as GI transit, are influenced by hormones & neurotransmitters. In ibs patients alteration in brain-gut pathways can affect perception of bowel distension, cause painful spasm, & modify transit of food.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice
3 doctors agree
In brief: Autonomic Disorder
Cause unknown, many speculations.
My own observations indicate that excess pelvic parasympathetic nerve stimulation leads to irritable bowel symptoms. See my complete discussion on my chronic pain board at quora.Com.

In brief: Autonomic Disorder
Cause unknown, many speculations.
My own observations indicate that excess pelvic parasympathetic nerve stimulation leads to irritable bowel symptoms. See my complete discussion on my chronic pain board at quora.Com.
Dr. Laurence Badgley
Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Two ways to look at
A functional, but not structural, disorder like ibs: "brain-gut response to stress and cholinergic stimulation in ibs" published in the journal of clinical gastroenterology in 1993 or: "the sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.
" henry maudsley.

In brief: Two ways to look at
A functional, but not structural, disorder like ibs: "brain-gut response to stress and cholinergic stimulation in ibs" published in the journal of clinical gastroenterology in 1993 or: "the sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.
" henry maudsley.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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