Is IBS an Infectious Disease?

A new study released by Associated Press showed that an antibiotic called Rifaximin can improve the symptoms of IBS. This study is another piece of evidence in a new campaign on the role of bacteria in IBS. There are a ton of bacteria in our gastrointestinal tract which are predominantly located in large intestine. It is believed that an imbalance in the type of bacteria or overgrowth of bacteria in the small bowel, which is usually a germ free environment, could contribute to symptoms of IBS.
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