Probiotics and its effects on Irritable Bowel Syndrome

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Chelsea Barber (Creator)
MiChaela Gossett (Creator)
Brianna Lippard (Creator)
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Abstract: Introduction: Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional disorder of inflammation and disruption of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This is the most common GI disorder affecting 10% of people in North America. Probiotics are active microorganisms that provide health benefits when consumed. They are beneficial because they improve or restore gut flora. Consumption of probiotics associate with shortening of colonic transit time in patients with IBS. Purpose: The purpose of this review is to determine if there are beneficial effects of taking a probiotic among clients that are diagnosed with IBS.Methods: The Evidence Analysis Manual was followed to examine articles one and two to evaluate the effects of probiotics on IBS. The studies of the articles included active and control groups and were done over a period oftime that was feasible to produce an outcome.Results: Article one and two both show a positive correlation in the improvement of symptoms in taking a probiotic while having IBS. Article one took into consideration more symptoms associated with IBS. However, both articles focused on the common symptoms of pain, constipation, frequency of bowel movement, and flatulence.Conclusion: There was a positive correlation of improvement shown throughout the results of Table 1. They each focused on four common symptoms of IBS. This data showed the alleviation of symptoms while taking a probiotic.

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Language: English
Date: 2019

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