Probiotic Therapy and IBS Reviewed
Another 2010 article, entitled ‘Probiotic Therapy for Irritable Bowel Syndrome’, in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, reviewed the potential benefits of probiotics in people with IBS.
In addition to providing further education on IBS, this paper describes the physiological basis of administering probiotics into the gastrointestinal tract. The paper also reviews the results of clinical trials of a range of different probiotics on the symptoms of IBS.
The paper informs people of the types of probiotic bacterial strains that are most effective for certain symptoms of IBS. It may help people in the decision process of choosing the right probiotic for their individual symptoms.
The review concludes that even though the exact mechanism for how probiotics reduce IBS symptoms is unknown, clinical trials have proven that probiotics may be useful in the treatment of IBS.
The full article, in pdf format can be downloaded here.