Ayurveda nutrition consultation for irritable bowel syndrome - First results of a clinical study
Dr. med. Christian Kessler (D)
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disease and many people with IBS have ongoing symptoms that may affect quality of life. A multi-center randomized controlled clinical trial on 69 patients with IBS was performed between January 2017 and February 2019 at the outpatient departments for integrative medicine at the Charité Berlin and Clinics Essen Mitte. Patients received either an Ayurveda nutritional counseling according to tradition or official recommendations for IBS according to the German society of nutrition in three 45 min. face-to-face sessions in week 1, 3 and 9 after baseline. Study visits took place at baseline, after 3 and 6 months. Primary outcome was IBS severity on the Irritable Bowel Syndrom - Severity Scoring System (IBS-SSS) after 3 months. Secondary outcomes included Cohen Perceived Stress Scale (CPSS), Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS-D), Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Quality of life (IBS-QOL). First results of this study will be presented.