Myasnikov explained how antidepressants help with stomach problems

Under the heading “Lighter than easy” programs “Doctor Myasnikov” Irina came from the Stavropol Territory. The woman complained that for the second month she was suffering from stomach problems and could not find the cause of the disorder. “That constipation, then diarrhea, then bloating. There are severe cramps in the stomach. I did gastroscopy, tested for Helicobacter pyloriosis – everything is normal,” the viewer shared on the air of the Russia 1 channel. Irina added that enzymes for the pancreas and drugs for normalizing stool do not help her, and asked Myasnikova: how to be treated?

The specialist noted that he met many people with similar symptoms. However, the problem, the doctor suggested, was not dyspepsia. “I’m sure your diagnosis is irritable bowel syndrome,” the doctor explained.

Myasnikov advised Irina to undergo additional examinations and change treatment… In irritable bowel syndrome, antidepressants are prescribed, not enzymes or pills to normalize the stool.

“We must start treatment with first-generation antidepressants such as amitriptyline. We need drugs aimed not at the digestion process, but at normalizing the impulses from your intestines, “the doctor explained.

With irritable bowel syndrome, added Myasnikov, the body begins to take normal gas formation as excessive or signals a strong pain impulse with an ordinary spasm. “This needs to be improved. Roughly speaking, we are not treating the intestines, not the stomach, not dyspepsia, but the peripheral nervous system and nerve receptors that read information from a healthy stomach and intestines,” the doctor said.

Earlier, Myasnikov spoke about dangers of sick teeth and the consequences of loving fast food.

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