If you’ve been experience tummy troubles for years—gas, bloating, stomach aches, and diarrhea, you’ve likely already been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). New research regarding celiac disease, however, is linking IBS with gluten intolerance and doctors are recommending IBS sufferers, especially those with diarrhea-predominant IBS.
New research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has shown that people with IBS are four times more likely to have celiac disease than those without IBS. Doctors, often uneducated about celiac disease or improperly taught that its symptoms are dramatic, don’t associate the common symptoms of IBS, stomachaches, bloating, fatigue, and diarrhea, with celiac disease or gluten intolerance.
In the January 2009 issue of the American Journal of Gastroenterology, the American College of Gastroenterology began recommending that doctors screen patients who manifest symptoms of IBS for celiac disease as well. If you have been diagnosed with IBS or have similar symptoms, make an appointment with your doctor today to get tested for celiac disease or gluten intolerance. It may just bring you the relief you’ve been looking for all these years.
This is good news for people who are suffering for celiac disease, since after a correct diagnosis is made, they can begin the rapid road to recovery with a gluten-free diet!
From our home to yours, Tina Turbin.