It is a good idea to be well-schooled on important IBS terms so that you have an optimal understanding of what is going wrong within your digestive system. Having a grasp on medical terminology also helps to maximize your communication with your doctor, an important ingredient in having a positive treatment outcome.
To help you to improve your IBS IQ, I have put together the following list of important medical terms related to IBS. Click on each term for a full definition.
For IBS, there is an ongoing search for visible biomarkers.
IBS often does not always stand alone, but at times co-exists with other health problems.
3. Extra-Intestinal Symptoms
Sometimes IBS patients experience co-existing symptoms in areas of the body other than the large intestine.
4. Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
IBS falls into this classification of disorders, unfortunately all too often leading to a minimization of the seriousness of symptoms for the patient.
7. Mast Cells
Cutting edge research is focusing on the role that mast cells play in the development and maintenance of IBS.
Found throughout the body, neurotransmitters are being investigated as to how they are involved in IBS.
9. Organic Disease
This is another disease category that -- for now -- IBS does not fall into.
A neurotransmitter with many important functions, including the process of digestion.
DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this site is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for diagnosis or treatment rendered by a licensed physician. It is essential that you discuss with your doctor any symptoms or medical problems that you may be experiencing.