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i was looking about various sites about ibs i found a good one, where i had the opportunity to take another ibs survey,however i could only go so far and had to stop as im not a citizen of the usa, it might be good for peeps from the usa to have a look at this site. God im being really helpful (or trying to be) tonight, and i bet ill get no responses
lol only jesting!
ooppss ive forgotten to put the addy in,well i got kinda
as i could not see an adress apart from The unc centre for functional GI and motility disorders
 

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http://www.med.unc.edu/medicine/fgidc/patient_care_fgid.htmJoolie, this is a GREAT site - and many of us here are aware of the work at the UNC (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) Center for Functional GI Disorders. I attended the IFFGD and the DDW where physicians from this center made their presentations and I was able to meet a few of them!From the above link:Motility is the muscular activity of the GI tract. Normal motility (e.g., peristalsis) is an orderly sequence of muscular contractions from the top to the bottom. In FGIDs, the motility is abnormal - there can be muscular spasms that can cause pain, and the contractions can be very rapid (fast motility is diarrhea) or very slow (slow motility is constipation). Sensation is how the nerves of the GI tract respond to stimuli (for example, digesting a meal). In FGIDs, the nerves are sometimes so sensitive that even normal contractions can bring on pain or discomfort. Brain-gut dysfunction relates to the disharmony in the way the brain and GI system communicate. With FGIDs, the regulatory conduit between the brain and gut function may be impaired and this can lead to increased pain and bowel difficulties which can be worsened by stress. There ya go, sweetie!!! Spasms and painful contractions -
 
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