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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 8-11

Irritable bowel syndrome: The role of probiotics in the systematic and successful treatment of irritable bowel syndrome


1 Department of Family Medicine, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Gastroenterology, Worthing Hospital, West Sussex, UK
3 Department of Biomedical Sciences, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Immunology, College of Medicine, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Razique Anwer
Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Medicine, Al Imam Mohammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, P. O. Box No. 7544, Riyadh 13317-4233
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijas.ijas_2_18

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Background: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is complicated and time sensitive symptomatic condition with a collection of painful functional disorders of the digestive tract. It has no known established cause; hence it needs the coordination of different specialties to systematically review and establish the main key causes using a broad search in various database. Methods: A systematic IBS review of published articles past and present, were conducted using different electronic databases. The full text of all articles which met the inclusion and exclusion criteria were reviewed and data were analyzed. The diagnostic value was based on the Manning criteria to observe the major symptoms in IBS. Results: We report an interesting IBS case in a 50-year-old female of Indian origin who was successfully treated with precision Biotic culture (Bifidobacterium infantis 35624 containing 1 billion bacteria per capsule) designed by scientists specifically for targeted action. The patient has remained asymptomatic for the last 24 months. Conclusion: Probiotics are basically nutritional supplements that contain good germs (bacteria) which normally live in the gut and seem to be very beneficial. It may help to ward off bad bacteria that cause IBS symptoms. While our result is promising, future trials are important.


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