January 24th, 2011
A new way to treat IBS?
The more we look into the normal gut bacteria flora the more complex it becomes. We know these bugs that reside in our small and large intestines affect immunology, motor, sensory and a myriad of other gut functions. The ability to modulate this diverse population of bugs does seem to help some patients with IBS and inflammatory bowel disease. Most of the recent attempts at influencing the types of bugs in a patient’s GI tract have been through probiotics. More recently using antibiotics has garnered increased attention.
What I would like to know is:
-Who out there has been using antibiotics in patients with IBS?
-What types of IBS patients seem to respond and how often do you see a response?
-What antibiotics are you using?
-Have you seen any side effects?
Let us know what you think and what you are doing.