IBS The pathophysiology of IBS for the most part is unknown Most of the

Ibs the pathophysiology of ibs for the most part is

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IBS The pathophysiology of IBS for the most part is unknown. Most of the understanding relates to motility and the nervous system of the intestines. Alterations in the secretion and absorption of the intestines are not balanced. There is no inflammation seen of the intestines there is an increase of the influx of inflammatory cells. There is also thought that IBS occurs from previous issues of inflammation in the intestines (Hammer & McPhee 2014). Treatment Treatment is individualized per patient. For UC and Crohn’s treatment involves immunomodulatory agents. In severe cases surgery may be performed. For UC steroids are also implemented (Huether & McCance 2017). Both diseases usually go into remission with treatment; sulfasalazine and glucocorticoids are used to do this. Complications are high and the patient should be monitored closely (Hammer & McPhee 2014). Treatment for IBS is usually catered to fixing the symptoms. Medications such as laxatives for constipation, fiber for diarrhea, antispasmodics, anti-depressants and prosecretory drugs are prescribed. There are a number of alternative therapies suggested as well (Huether & McCance 2017). Crohn's & Colitis. (2017). Retrieved July 17, 2017,
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WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS 10 Hammer, G. D., McPhee, S. J. (2014). Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine. (7 th ed.). China: McGraw-Hill Education. Huether, S. E., McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology . (6 th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier, Inc. Saha, L. (2014). Irritable bowel syndrome: Pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, and evidence- based medicine. World Journal of Gastroenterology : WJG , 20 (22), 6759–6773.
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