Apparently, this was discovered in 2005.
CNN posted this two Januarys ago.
So much for my research skillz.
In my history of IBS, I visited two doctors. Both agreed that I have IBS. Neither one suggested antibiotics.
I'm kinda happy about this. Not because I believe that the use of antibiotics is unhealthy. Not because of how I feel about superbugs. Rather, I just don't want to take medicine if I don't have to.
Like Hippocrates said - Let your food be your medicine.
Here are some questions I have:
- This study refers to IBS as a disease. Does it qualify as a disease? What are the criteria that make it a "disease"?
- Is it ethical to use antibiotics to treat a condition with so many varied causes and effects?
- If IBS is a disease, why do some suffer from it only during other illnesses, PMS, and after gastro-intestinal infections?
- Should women who suffer from IBS during PMS take antibiotics for it?
The NDDIC feels the way I do about this... more studies and tests need to be done.
What do you think???