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

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This medical research summary elucidates the connections between excessive intestinal mast cells and digestive dysfunction described as mastocytic enterocolitis. Personal stories, medical terminology and reflections from a practicing gastroenterologist highlight this article that provides information to assist with diagnosis and treatment of those described as having irritable bowel syndrome.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) or Excessive Mast Cells? Research Summary

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Overview

This medical research summary elucidates the connections between excessive intestinal mast cells and digestive dysfunction described as mastocytic enterocolitis. Personal stories, medical terminology and reflections from a practicing gastroenterologist highlight this article that provides information to assist with diagnosis and treatment of those described as having irritable bowel syndrome.
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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: 111,812
  • File size: 113 KB

Meet the Author

Theresa Nichols Schuster has worked and written in the area of community and individual health promotion and wellness for the past 15 years. During this time, through her own business, TNS Services, she has directed projects and subcontracts with HIV Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Tobacco Use Prevention, Employment Training and Wellness, Parenting Workshops, Teen Coalitions and Support Groups and Community Wellness Strategic Planning.Her own journey through the confusing nature of digestive dysfunction and its real disability in daily life has inspired her to follow the trail of medical research to better understand assessment, diagnosis and treatment of digestive disorders. It is her goal to assist other individuals, together with their healthcare providers, to realize an improved quality of life with greater freedom from the pain, discomfort and social and psychological distress that results from a malfunctioning digestive system.
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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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