Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Patient Insights into the Design of Technology to Support a Strengths-Based Approach to Health Care.

SURVEY: Weight Management & Chronic Illness

Japanese green tea consumers have reduced risk of dementia

Do Nothing, Accomplish Everything! The Connection Between Breathing and Healing

Meet the ProHealth Editors

Best Herbs to Help With Insomnia

Choline: Why You Should Eat Your Egg Yolks and Take Krill

Calcium, vitamin D supplementation associated improved stroke recovery

Acupressure reduced fatigue in breast cancer survivors

More positive evidence for melatonin in breast cancer battle

 
Print Page
Email Article

Functional bowel symptoms, fibromyalgia and fatigue: A food-induced triad? – Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, May 18, 2012

  [ 25 votes ]   [ 3 Comments ]
By Arnold Berstad, et al. • www.ProHealth.com • May 19, 2012


[Note: The most familiar food reaction is a specific immune system response to some protein, involving the immunoglobulin (antibody) IgE - e.g., fairly prompt inflammation, hives, eye and airway swelling. Other immunoglobulins are thought to play a role in other types of food related symptoms. In this study, 83 of 84 'food hypersensitivity' candidates were diagnosed with IBS; the large majority also met FM and/or chronic fatigue criteria; IgE activity did not seem to be implicated; and fat malabsorption affected about 1 in 4.]
 
Objective: Patients with perceived food hypersensitivity typically present with multiple health complaints. We aimed to assess the severity of their intestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms.

Materials and methods:
In a prospective study, 84 patients referred to our outpatient clinic for investigation of perceived food hypersensitivity were enrolled consecutively.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was diagnosed according to the Rome III criteria. Severity and impact of bowel symptoms, fatigue and musculoskeletal pain were evaluated by using the following questionnaires: The IBS Severity Scoring System (IBS-SSS), the Fatigue Impact Scale (FIS), the FibroFatigue Scale (FFS), and visual analogue scales (VAS) for scoring of musculoskeletal pain.

Results:

• All but one patient were diagnosed with IBS, 58% with severe symptoms.

• Extra-intestinal symptoms suggestive of chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia were demonstrated in 85% [chronic fatigue] and 71% [fibromyalgia], respectively.

• Neither IgE-mediated food allergy nor organic pathology could explain the patients' symptoms.

• Nevertheless, malabsorption of fat was demonstrated in 10 of 38 subjects.

Conclusions:

Perceived food hypersensitivity may be associated with severe, debilitating illness.

The comorbid triad of IBS, chronic fatigue, and musculoskeletal pain is striking and may point to a common underlying cause.

Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, May 18, 2012. PMID:22594347, by Berstad A, Undseth R, Lind R, Valeur J. Unger-Vetlesen's Institute and Department of Surgery, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo; Institute of Medicine, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway. [Email: Arnold.Berstad@med.uib.no]





Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
FibroSleep™ Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Energy NADH™ 12.5mg

Looking for Vitamins, Herbs and Supplements?
Search the ProHealth Store for Hundreds of Natural Health Products


Article Comments Post a Comment

A Food-induced triad?
Posted by: stillkicking51
May 19, 2012
I am only able to read the abstract of this article. Have they tested for Celiac disease and gluten related disorders with blood tests and biopsy on these patients? Celiac is a proven cause of FM/CFS. It would be interesting to know if they ruled it out.
Reply Reply

gluten
Posted by: KerryK
May 20, 2012
I haven't read the article either. However, a diagnosis would, I assume, be made after the other possibilities have been exhausted. I agree with the article that there may be a common pathway to these conditions.
Reply Reply

Perceived food hypersensitivity?
Posted by: ulala
May 26, 2012
I'm not sure I understand what they're saying. Can someone explain what this article is stating?

"Perceived food hypersensitivity may be associated with severe, debilitating illness." What does that mmean? As far as I know you either have a food hypersensitivity or you don't. Where does the perception come in, and who is perceiving the food hypersensitivity? The doctors or the patients? Thanks!
Reply Reply


Post a Comment

 
Natural Pain Relief Supplements

Featured Products

Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency? Fatigue & Fibro Fog: Could You Have a B-12 Deficiency?
The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function The Fast-Acting Solution for Healthy Digestive Function
Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth Probiotic Mint Promotes Healthy Gums & Teeth, Freshens Breath and Whitens Teeth
The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms The Remarkable Benefits of Reishi Medicinal Mushrooms
Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health Herbal Inflammation Management for Whole Body Health

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE 15% NOW*
Be the first to know about new products, special discounts and the latest health news. *New subscribers only

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2016 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map