Psychological IBS Symptoms

April 10th, 2012 - Written by - Leave a Comment

People dealing with IBS often have to deal with psychological symptoms as well as physiological symptoms.The brain & the gut are connected together via numerous neurological pathways. The gut & brain also extensively use serotonin to communicate. Serotonin is a chemical that is often related to mood & anxiety disorders. This neurological & chemical connection is known as the “brain-gut connection”. Some researchers have even referred to the digestive system as “the second brain”. Continue reading “Psychological IBS Symptoms” »

Getting a Colonoscopy

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A colonoscopy is a medical procedure that allows imaging of the lower bowels so a doctor can make a diagnosis by actually looking for physical problems or defects. The procedure involves inserting a flexible camera into the lower bowel via the anus. Usually the doctor will also take biopsy samples while inspecting the bowel. Colonoscopies are usually done either under sedation or anesthesia. Continue reading “Getting a Colonoscopy” »

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