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Types of IBS

Types of IBS The Rome Foundation is an organization that researches, defines, and classifies functional gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS. Doctors have defined four subtypes of IBS. Each subtype is defined by stool consistency during a flare-up. Knowing the subtype of IBS you have will help your doctor pinpoint possible triggers and prescribe the appropriate …

Break It Down: Fibromyalgia (Video Transcript)

Dr. Paul Talks Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder in which sufferers experience unexplained and widespread pain in their muscles and joints. The symptoms of fibromyalgia can be triggered by either emotional or physical trauma, and in some cases, by certain infections.  Causes: We really don’t yet know what causes fibromyalgia.  A number of studies …

Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy: What You Need To Know

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is the autoimmune thyroid disease that is the most common cause of hypothyroidism, an underactive thyroid. A very rare condition associated with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis is Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy (abbreviated as HE). Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy is a neuroendocrine disorder whose mechanisms are not clearly understood by doctors and researchers. It’s thought that …