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

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Ashwagandha Helps Hormones - Aids Arthritis

Why You Should Be Eating More Porcini Mushrooms

A Breathalyzer for Disease?

How Bacopa Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function

Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

Lavender Aromatherapy Can Ease Pre-Op Anxiety

Give Your Health a Much-Needed Boost With Geranium

The Role of Resveratrol in Achieving Optimal Health

Could Coconut Oil Help Reduce Antibiotics?

 
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
FibroSleep™ Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Optimized Curcumin Longvida® Optimized Curcumin Longvida®
Supports Cognition, Memory & Overall Health
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function

Natural Remedies

SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD? Coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder
Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It? Help for Soreness and Swelling: What Do Silkworms Have to Do With It?
Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention Green Coffee Extract: Unique Obesity Intervention
Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health Vitamin K-2 – A Key Player in Cardiovascular and Bone Health
Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency Guarding Against the Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

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