Shared Mechanisms for Overlapping Conditions?

Chang-article-268x300Drs. S.E. Kim and Lin Chang review the literature for irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint disorder, interstitial cystitis and CFS to examine shared mechanisms. The frequent occurrence of these conditions in the same individual and independent studies of each condition find that they share mechanisms including: enhanced pain perception, altered regional brain activation, infectious etiologies, dysregulations in immune and neuroendocrine function and genetic susceptibility. (Neurogastroenterology & Motility, Aug. 2, 2012)

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