Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Excessive Mast Cells? Research Summary [NOOK Book]

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An estimated 10 to 20 percent of Americans suffer from digestive symptoms that are described as irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. This concise medical research summary elucidates the connections between excessive mast cells and digestive dysfunction. Recent research provides information to assist with assessment, diagnosis and treatment for individuals, who may be found to have mastocytic inflammatory bowel disease. This 6,000 word summary includes short personal stories, the results of studies in correct medical ...

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Excessive Mast Cells? Research Summary

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Overview

An estimated 10 to 20 percent of Americans suffer from digestive symptoms that are described as irritable bowel syndrome or IBS. This concise medical research summary elucidates the connections between excessive mast cells and digestive dysfunction. Recent research provides information to assist with assessment, diagnosis and treatment for individuals, who may be found to have mastocytic inflammatory bowel disease. This 6,000 word summary includes short personal stories, the results of studies in correct medical terminology, reflections from a practicing gastroenterologist and references for additional reading.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044203785
  • Publisher: Theresa Nichols Schuster
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 117,695
  • File size: 73 KB

Meet the Author

Theresa Nichols Schuster lived, played and worked for 30 years in Wolf Point, Montana on the Fort Peck Assiniboine and Sioux Reservation. For 15 of those years she had her own business providing education, coordination and support for community health promotion. She has a B.S. in Agricultural Land Resources, a Masters in Theological Studies from the Berkeley, California Graduate Theological Union - Franciscan School, and a Masters of Education with a Health Promotion emphasis. She writes young adult and new adult novels that are inspired by real life, and has also written many articles about health and wellness. Recently moved back to Bozeman, Montana, she no longer has to drive 300 miles one way for medical appointments or clothes shopping and has enjoyed more than one grocery store within 50 miles. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, gardening, photography, ceramics and visiting with family and friends.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    A interesting theory

    However not very straightforwsrd for the lay reader. One good point: This short read provided sufferers some measure of validation. It is true, and certainly was in my case, that I went to the doctor for my symptoms and was told what might be causing them, and given NSAIDS, but never told what to do, because frankly, most average practitioners simply do not know. When you first go in, a GP may tell you you caught a bug, cannot tolerate dairy, or are suffering due to hormonal problems. These people are often not schooled on research, so when sufferers, primarily women, make repeated trips having seen 0 improvement, the doctor chalks it up to stress and/or mental health issues and either puts the patient on antidepressants or refers them for useless therapy just to shut them up and to avoid having to admit they don't know. To make matters worse, often, doctors fail to refer patents to the appropriate specialist seeing it as unnecessary, when if they did this sooner, it might spare sufferer long term pain, social isolstion, and discomfort. If you follow the logic of this book, IBS, according to current research, may be caused by excessive amounts of MAST cells, and that the only way to confirm this IS referral to a gastrointestinal specialist who can test for this. Once a test confirms the presence of these MAST cells there are several surprizing treatments that can be utilized, including antihistimines, which can lessen IBS symptoms or even put them into a remissive state. Yet, because most doctors do not have this info, their patients continue to suffer, often in silence and shame.

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