Current state of pharmacology and therapeutics in irritable bowel syndrome with special reference to brain-gut axis

Suryaprakash Mishra, Alok Singh, B. L. Pandey

Abstract


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), principal morbidity being visceral hypersensitivity, consumes significant speciality gastroenterologic and general practitioner’s care. The complex etiology perhaps varying among the patients makes therapeutic address very challenging. Continuous researches on neurophysiological aberrations in IBS have continued. The drugs and the neurophysiological understanding with regard to addressing visceral hypersensitivity are relevant to be appraised. The translation of research wisdom into clinical practice may be facilitated by gastroenterology experts. The issues of effectiveness of the options in general and in particular patients may thus be addressed.


Keywords


Irritable bowel syndrome, Visceral hypersensitivity, Brain-gut axis, Neurotransmitters

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