Psychology & Psychiatry

Study explores hypnotherapy for gastrointestinal issues

Loyola Medicine is among the first to conduct a clinical study using hypnotherapy to treat functional dyspepsia, a gastrointestinal disorder affecting approximately 10 percent of the population.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Gluten-rich foods up symptom onset in functional dyspepsia

(HealthDay)—Gluten consumption impacts symptom onset in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a study published online April 28 in the Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Early-life stress causes digestive problems and anxiety in rats

Traumatic events early in life can increase levels of norepinephrine—the primary hormone responsible for preparing the body to react to stressful situations—in the gut, increasing the risk of developing chronic indigestion ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

An organic cause for a functional gastrointestinal disorder

How many times patients with gastrointestinal disorders have been told "There is nothing wrong, nothing organic, it's all you head". But the pain is real. Now their complaints find a new light in a study published in the ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Unhealthy dietary behaviors linked to functional dyspepsia

(HealthDay)—Unhealthy dietary behaviors are associated with refractory functional dyspepsia (RFD), according to a study published in the December issue of the Journal of Digestive Diseases.


Bowel illnesses sometimes coincide in kids

(HealthDay)—Children suffering from irritable bowel syndrome are four times more likely than other kids to have a condition called celiac disease—an allergy to gluten—Italian researchers report.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Buspirone improves symptoms in functional dyspepsia

(HealthDay)—Buspirone, a 5-hydroxytryptamine 1A receptor agonist, improves symptom severity in patients with functional dyspepsia (FD), according to a proof-of-concept study published in the November issue of Clinical Gastroenterology ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study finds physicians show bias when diagnosing stomach problems

Patients who complain of upper gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms often face a diagnosis of either gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or functional dyspepsia. Because the two conditions often overlap, it can be difficult ...

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