Flashcards in Irritable Bowel Syndrome Deck (12):
What is the peak age group for IBS?
What is visceral hypersensitivity related to?
What are the two mechanisms in visceral hypersensitivity?
What visceral hypersensitivity mechanism involves increased sensitivity of spinal neurones?
What visceral hypersensitivity involves inflammatory mediators up-regulating sensitvity of nociceptor terminals?
What are two changes to diet that can be made to help IVS?
Regular meal times, reduce fibre
With IBS what drugs should be stopped?
What three classes of drugs could be given to help IBS?
What can prolonged use of opiates lead to?
Opiate/narcotic bowel syndrome
Name two anti-spasmodics?
Name an anti-diarrhoeal?