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Abnormal accumulation of intestinal fluid following ingestion of an unabsorbable carbohydrate in pat

Discussion in 'Latest ME/CFS Research' started by optimist, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. optimist

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    (On the second link you may have to scroll a bit down before you see anything...)
     
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    Here's an article about the research... (@optimist, I think this is the official English version of your second link)...

    First image of an irritable bowel
    Just a few years ago many in the medical profession thought that the common intestinal malady irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was psychological – with its origins in the head, not the gut. But Norwegian medical researchers have shown that the intestines of IBS patients do react to food in a special way.


    ScienceNordic
    October 24
    http://sciencenordic.com/first-image-irritable-bowel
     
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    Just to clarify, this is IBS research and not directly related to ME/CFS.

    This is the abstract for the research paper.

    Abnormal accumulation of intestinal fluid following ingestion of an unabsorbable carbohydrate in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: an MRI study
    R. Undseth, A. Berstad, N.-E. Kløw, K. Arnljot, K. S. Moi and J. Valeur.
    Neurogastroenterology & Motility
    1 OCT 2014
    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/nmo.12449/abstract

     
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    That's the same as the one I posted in Google translated version from Norwegian :) Great that you found one in proper English!

    How can one increase serotonin levels?
     
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  6. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    5-HTP helps some people, including me.
     
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    Can I ask how it helps you? Does digestion get better? Do you feel difference in mood?
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    I address digestive problems with diet and other supplements (see my profile). The 5-HTP lifted my mood when I was going through a sad time, and I am staying on it for now.
     
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  9. A.B.

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    It's a gentle antidepressant with none of the side effects of prescription antidepressants. At least for me. Also improves sleep.
     
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    Is it considered safe to use?
     
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    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Yes. You can find details of its safety profile here. Like everything, it doesn't suit everyone.
     
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