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Re: someone please reply--Jane Brody's column -what are somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antagonists

Re: someone please reply--Jane Brody's column -what are somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antagonists

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Posted by Dan on September 17, 2000 at 08:30:16:

In Reply to: Re: someone please reply--Jane Brody's column -what are somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antagonists posted by Ron, edited on September 09, 2000 at 01:12:40:

: : : I'm sure you all read Jane Brody's excellent article about IBS. At the end of the article she mentions people getting relief by "somatostatin analogs and serotonergic antgonists." What are these? The article didn't say. Please someone help me with this i'm suffering terribly.
: : -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

: : Hi Dan,

: : IBS is a diet caused condition. Regardless of all the meds that are touted, it is adviseable
: : to look at your diet first and make some changes before trying to find the magic pill to cure
: : everything.

: : The following report should convince all the skeptics to save their money and eat wisely.
: : Good luck to all...... Ron..........................
: : ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
: : report:

: :

: : Report #6531 6/6/95

: : If you suffer from belly pains and intermittent diarrhea and constipation, check with your doctor.
: : Chances are that you will be told that you have irritable bowel syndrome.

: : A diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome means that your medical evaluation found no obvious
: : medical abnormality and that the most likely cause is a diet that is too low in fiber and too high
: : in fat. Much of the food that you eat is absorbed in your upper intestinal tract, but some
: : non-absorbable starch avoids absorption and passes to your colon which is loaded with bacteria
: : that ferment the non-absorbable starch to release large amounts of gas. If the gas can pass
: : out, it should cause no symptoms. However, if anything obstructs the flow of gas, it accumulates
: : behind the obstruction and blows up the tube-shaped colon like a balloon, stretching the colon
: : to its limits and causing tremendous pain. Eating food that is low in fiber and high in starch
: : causes hard stool. However, fiber-rich food keeps everything soft. Fiber cannot be broken down
: : and its large particles hold water to keep stool soft and pliable, letting the gas pass on its way.
: :

: : The vast majority of people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome do not have a serious
: : disease. In one recent study, (1) fewer than one in 20 suffered from serious diseases, such as
: : ulcers, cancers or pancreatitis up to 30 years later. The treatment for irritable bowel syndrome
: : is to eat lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans and avoid high-starch, low-fiber foods
: : such as most bakery products and pastas.

: : DM Owens er al. Arthritis and Rheumatism 1995(Jan);122:107.

this guy is an iddiot! there could be a magic pill. DONT LISTEN TO HIM!

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