ARTICAL ON treatment for ibs

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by allhart, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. allhart

    allhart New Member

    found this so had to share,

    The treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with enteric-coated peppermint oil: A case report.

    Logan AC, Beaulne TM.

    Clinical Consultant, CFS-FM Integrative Care Centre. Correspondence address: 3600 Ellesmere Road, Unit 4, Toronto, ON M1C 4Y8, Canada.

    Recent investigations have shown that bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is associated with a number of functional somatic disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. A number of controlled studies have shown that enteric-coated peppermint oil (ECPO) is of benefit in the treatment of IBS. However, despite evidence of strong antimicrobial activity, ECPO has not been specifically investigated for an effect on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). A case report of a patient with SIBO who showed marked subjective improvement in IBS-like symptoms and significant reductions in hydrogen production after treatment with ECPO is presented. While further investigation is necessary, the results in this case suggest one of the mechanisms by which ECPO improves IBS symptoms is antimicrobial activity in the small intestine.


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  2. allhart

    allhart New Member

    found this so had to share,

    The treatment of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth with enteric-coated peppermint oil: A case report.

    Logan AC, Beaulne TM.

    Clinical Consultant, CFS-FM Integrative Care Centre. Correspondence address: 3600 Ellesmere Road, Unit 4, Toronto, ON M1C 4Y8, Canada.

    Recent investigations have shown that bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine is associated with a number of functional somatic disorders, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. A number of controlled studies have shown that enteric-coated peppermint oil (ECPO) is of benefit in the treatment of IBS. However, despite evidence of strong antimicrobial activity, ECPO has not been specifically investigated for an effect on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). A case report of a patient with SIBO who showed marked subjective improvement in IBS-like symptoms and significant reductions in hydrogen production after treatment with ECPO is presented. While further investigation is necessary, the results in this case suggest one of the mechanisms by which ECPO improves IBS symptoms is antimicrobial activity in the small intestine.


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  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Am too sleepy now to read this article, but am posting so that it does not go to the second page, its late and it was at the bottom of the page already!

    Others will surely want to read it, as so many of us have IBS.

    Shalom, Shirl