Jill U. Adams, The Washington Post Published 9:11 am PDT, Monday, May 27, 2019 Irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, is a common disorder that's commonly misunderstood. A constellation of symptoms, including excess gas, bloating, abdominal pain and irregular bowel movements - sometimes diarrhea, sometimes constipation and sometimes fluctuating between the two - leads to diagnosis. About 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. adult population has symptoms consistent with IBS. The American College of Gastroenterology says it's the most common diagnosis made by its member physicians. Most people who have been diagnosed have had a battery of tests to rule out other related conditions, such as celiac disease and Crohn's disease. That may lead to a misunderstanding that IBS is a catchall category for people whose digestive troubles cannot be pinned to a known disease. Doctors say that IBS is diagnosed based on symptoms, not just lack of other diagnoses, even though the fundamental causes … [Read more...] about Some irritable facts about irritable bowel syndrome
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Though there’s no exact equivalent in the English language, there is no shortage of names given to illnesses that can stem from the stresses of work: heart disease, depression, irritable bowel syndrome and panic attacks, to name a few.There are plenty of fields that have characteristics that can cause stress levels to skyrocket; the stakes are high in medicine, and social workers deal with situations ranging from complex to tragic. But lawyers are particularly susceptible to such problems because of the unique interplay of the legal profession and the lawyer personality. It’s the adversarial nature of lawyering that sets it apart from other professions, says Amiram Elwork, director of the Law-Psychology Graduate Training Program at Widener University in Chester, Pa. The third edition of Elwork’s book Stress Management for Lawyers comes out this month.“By definition, the adversarial system is conflict-ridden, and conflict creates certain types of emotions like … [Read more...] about Stressing Yourself Sick
Carrie Dennett, The Washington Post Published 6:14 am PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Americans love to designate dietary devils. MSG. Fat. Carbs. Gluten. The latest food to be nominated for devilhood is fructans. And the focus on them came about, in part, because of our obsession with gluten. Here's how: We know that many people who follow a gluten-free diet don't need to for medical reasons, such as having celiac disease. Yet some insist they aren't going gluten-free because it's trendy - they're going gluten-free because it makes them feel better. Many researchers believe these people who think they can't tolerate gluten are actually sensitive to fructans. Fructans are a type of carbohydrate composed of chains of fructose, the simple sugar found in honey and fruit. Americans encounter fructans most commonly in wheat and onions, but they are also found in rye, oats, barley, artichokes, asparagus, leeks, garlic and lettuce. Humans have limited ability to digest fructans … [Read more...] about Feel better going gluten-free? Fructans may actually be the issue.
Alps Pharmaceuticals reportedly has been restrained by Delhi High Court from “manufacturing, selling, trading and marketing medicinal and pharmaceutical products under the trademark Colispas or any other identical or similar mark”.The High Court delivered the ruling on Wednesday while hearing a matter filed by Besto chem Formulations Ltd. As per reports, an inerim order was also passed in the matter in 2009 and it had stated, “the likelihood of confusion is not only real but could possibly result in adverse reactions to those using the product, believing the defendants’ (Alps Pharmaceuticals) products to be that of the plaintiff’s”.Colispas is a drug that contains Dicycloverine Hyrochoride and is used to treat intestinal hypermotility, the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (also known as spastic colon). It relieves muscle spasms and cramping in the gastrointestinal tract by blocking the activity of acetylcholine on cholinergic (or … [Read more...] about Alps Pharmaceuticals restrained by Delhi High Court from using the trademark Colispas
POLITICS 06/25/2018 01:19 pm ET Their stories offer a look at the potential consequences and challenges of a federal ban on the botanical drug. By Nick Wing As the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration weighs the legal future of kratom, five states have already banned the botanical drug, making criminals out of the people who say they rely on it to improve their quality of life. HuffPost spoke with more than a dozen kratom consumers currently or formerly living in those states ― Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Wisconsin and Vermont. All have been affected by the outlawing of the herb and products that contain its active ingredients, mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine. Their experiences underscore the high stakes of a potential federal ban on kratom. Some consumers have been unwilling to sacrifice the benefits they’ve gotten from kratom, and have kept using it despite the legal risks. A few now face serious repercussions as a result. This demand suggests a … [Read more...] about Kratom Users In States That Ban It Discuss How Prohibition Has Made Life Worse