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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Is Not In Your Head
      09/24/10 02:42 PM
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Source: Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Copyright: Medical News Today

Article URL: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/198444.php

Main News Category: Irritable-Bowel Syndrome

EXCERPT:

Professor Michael Schemann's research team at the TUM Department for Human Biology has managed to demonstrate that micro-inflammations of the mucosa cause sensitization of the enteric nervous system, thereby causing irritable bowel syndrome. Using ultrafast optical measuring methods, the researchers were able to demonstrate that mediators from mast cells and enterochromaffin cells directly activate the nerve cells in the bowel. This hypersensitivity of the enteric nervous system upsets communication between the gut's mucosa and its nervous system.

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