Probiotics May Help Treat IBD Symptoms
Posted October 29, 2009on:
A natural probiotic therapy may offer a new treatment option to ease symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease and promote the bodys own healing process.Up to 1 million people in the U.S. have inflammatory bowel disease IBD; the main types are ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease. With inflammatory bowel disease the inner lining of the intestines become inflamed and damaged. Symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea which may be bloody, weight loss, and rectal bleeding.A new study shows treatment with the probiotic Bacillus polyfermenticus reduced rectal bleeding, lessened tissue inflammation, and promoted weight gain in mice with colitis.