Irritable bowel syndrome & Chronic Diarrhea

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common GI disorder. IBS affects the large intestine (colon). Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, cramping, bloating, gas, and a change in bowel habits.
Onset of irritable bowel syndrome is most likely to occur after an infection, a stressful life-event, or the onset of maturity. Fortunately, IBS does not cause permanent damage to the colon. However, the signs and symptoms are uncomfortable. Although there is no cure for irritable bowel syndrome, there are treatments that can reduce the symptoms.

RDS infusions has had success treating diarrhea predominant IBS using Fecal Microbiota Transplantation  (FMT).  Approximately 80% of these patients have had dramatic improvement in symptoms after fecal transplantation.

 

Chronic Diarrhea

Chronic diarrhea refers to a condition where diarrhea lasts for longer than three weeks. Chronic diarrhea can indicate a serious disorder such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. It can also be a sign of  a less serious condition like irritable bowel syndrome. In an otherwise healthy person, chronic diarrhea can be anything from an annoyance to a serious problem.

RDS Infusions treats patients suffering from chronic diarrhea using fecal microbiota transplantation. Chronic diarrhea patients have experienced significant improvement after FMT.

For more information on FMT as a treatment for  irritable bowel syndrome  and chronic diarrhea see this article.

 

 

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