Hi Joan, I have been friends with Dr Drossman in that article for almost ten years now.
The actual researchers, know quite a bit actually, but its so very complex there is still a lot to research.
"yes, the whole thing is a drag, shawn. it is considered "rude or obscene" to talk about it and also shameful. those who don't have it, don't want to know about it."
I have personally done a lot to promote awareness and get people to sign the house resolution bill and other important legislation. As well as trying to help people who have it as much as possible.
It gets harder when you get done to primary doctors and some gastros. Its also hard to get complex information back down to the layperson not use to some of these systems and medical terms who have IBS on some of these issues.
Have you seen this on constipation?
and these video's?
I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.
Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.