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

16 Tips from 16 Years Sick

Fibromyalgia Fare Fit for All Seasons

Tangerine Oil: A Citrusy Essential Oil With Well-Rounded Uses

New Study Shows Artificial Sweeteners Lead to Diabetes

Essential Oils — An Effective and Healthy Option to Treat Headaches

Antioxidant treatment could halt neurodegeneration in early Parkinson's

Higher vitamin D levels associated with less severe disease in NAFLD patients

Krill Oil: Make This Omega-3 Supplement Part of Your Health Regimen

How zinc helps fight esophageal cancer

Everything You Need to Know About Black Cohosh

 
Print Page
Email Article

Visceral algesia in irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia (FM), & sphincter of oddi dysfunction, type III

  [ 167 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • March 1, 1999


Visceral hyperalgesia has been demonstrated in patients with irritable bowel syndrome who are seen in tertiary care centers. It has been hypothesized that visceral hyperalgesia may be related to psychological distress associated with health care seeking behavior in these patients. Patients with fibromyalgia and sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, type III, share many demographic and psychosocial characteristics with patients with irritable bowel syndrome and provide an opportunity to test the hypothesis that rectal hyperalgesia is unique to IBS.

Fifteen patients with IBS, 10 patients with fibromyalgia, 10 with sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, type III, and 12 controls underwent evaluation of rectal pain perception in response to phasic distensions and psychological testing with a self-report instrument. Patients with irritable bowel syndrome demonstrated significantly lower rectal pain thresholds and increased levels of psychologic distress compared to controls. Although sphincter of Oddi dysfunction patients also exhibited increased psychologic distress, rectal pain perception was similar to controls.

Patients with fibromyalgia exhibited rectal algesia that was not significantly different from either controls or IBS. In conclusion, rectal hyperalgesia is not a function of chronic functional pain, health care seeking behavior, or psychological distress. However, it may not be specific for IBS.

Chun A, Desautels S, Slivka A, Mitrani C, Starz T, DiLorenzo C, Wald A




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra ATP+, Double Strength FibroSleep™


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

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
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits Sunshine Vitamin Has D-lightful Health Benefits
Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea Health Benefits Are Brewing in Green Tea
Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract Fighting Fatigue with Ground-breaking French Oak Wood Extract
Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen Strengthen Cell Function with Energy-Boosting Niagen
Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle Sleep Like a Baby in Nature's Cradle

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 TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

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

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map