[MS Research] Bowel Problems in MS


If you suffer from multiple sclerosis, you probably have bowel problems also.

Constipation and fecal incontinence are the two most common bowel problems in MS. People with MS are much more likely to have gastrointestinal (GI) problems in the five years before their first MS attack. These bowel problems not only greatly impact their quality of life, but they also provide more proof that multiple sclerosis is an infectious disease caused by a parasitic infestation. In this video, Pam Bartha discusses the GI problems in MS, how to resolve them and how to recover from MS by treating the parasites that cause the disease.



It has been known for many years that people who suffer from multiple sclerosis have more bowel problems than people who don’t have MS.

A 2023 Canadian study found that in the five years before their first MS attack, people with multiple sclerosis are more likely to experience gastrointestinal (GI) problems. This study compared more than 7,500 people with MS with more than 36,000 people who did not have MS.[i]

In the years before being diagnosed with MS, people were:

  • 1.42 times (or close to 50%) more likely to see a doctor for gastritis (inflamed lining of your stomach) or duodenitis (inflammation of the first part of the small intestine) which can cause pain, indigestion and feeling ill.
  • 1.46 times (or about 50%) more likely to visit a doctor for diseases of the esophagus like difficulty swallowing and GERD.
  • 2 times more likely to receive a drug for constipation.
  • Almost twice as likely to receive a drug for nausea or to prevent vomiting.

These researchers concluded that GI symptoms appear to be common sign or symptom before the onset of MS.[ii]

Another study titled, Bowel symptoms predate the diagnosis among many patients with multiple sclerosis: A 14year cohort study, found that almost one third of MS patients with bowel symptoms reported that they had bowel symptoms one to three years before their first MS attack. They studied the bowel problems of a group of MS patients over 14 years and discovered that the average time between a first bowel symptom and first MS attack was under 4 years. Pre-MS fatigue and sensory disturbances were all associated with bowel symptoms before the first MS attack. They concluded that understanding signs and symptoms years before the first MS attack may provide important insights into understanding the disease progression of MS.[iii]

A third study reported that constipation affects 29-43% and fecal incontinence affects just over 50% of MS patients in the UK. Attempting to manage bowel function was rated by MS patients as having as equal an impact as mobility issues on quality of life. Even though participants used many different strategies to manage their bowel function, few were helpful.

Nearly two-thirds of MS patients have at least one GI symptom that persists for 6 months or more. Some of the most common digestive problems are:

  1. Difficulty swallowing
  2. Heartburn
  3. Nausea
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Bloating
  6. Diarrhea
  7. Constipation
  8. Fecal Incontinence[iv]

Thus, bowel and digestive problems in multiple sclerosis are extremely common and although this has been known for many years, it has received little attention. Some experts assume that inflamed nerves in the central nervous system cause a disruption in the communication between the central nervous system and the digestive tract, which slows down the digestive process and causes constipation and other symptoms.[v] This belief or theory has not been proven.

But what has been proven in science is that many types of parasites can cause pain, gas, constipation and or diarrhea and other GI tract problems. Tapeworms, flukes, round worms, single celled protozoa, disease causing bacteria and fungi can all cause digestive problems. Here are just a few examples:

Tapeworms can cause abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea or constipation as they develop and live in the intestine.[vi]

Roundworm symptoms cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, alternating constipation and diarrhea, and diarrhea or bloody stools.

H pylori can cause a dull or burning pain in the stomach, heart burn, weight loss, bloating, nausea, vomiting, indigestion, burping, loss of appetite.

Intestinal flukes can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation.

Giardia infections cause stomach cramps, bloating, nausea, constipation or episodes of watery diarrhea.

Also, there are many studies confirming the presence of worms, protozoa, fungi and bacteria in MS patients. Visit our website page, “Evidence that MS is an infectious disease” , and our blogs to see some of the roundworms and flukes that our students have passed.

Why aren’t the experts studying which parasites cause multiple sclerosis or other diseases?

The experts that dictate how MS is diagnosed and treated believe that there is no value in testing for parasites as a possible cause. If they don’t know what causes MS, and it’s been proven that parasites are present in MS subjects and parasites cause bowel problems, then why not study this topic further?

There are real solutions to recover from parasites today!

To restore health, we must focus on treating the cause of inflammation, which are parasites. First, identify the enemy (parasites), then support the body and treat the parasites while following a holistic approach. When parasitic infections are treated effectively, we can overcome inflammation or disease.

If you’re frustrated with the fact that our standard of care STILL doesn’t offer a real solution for treating MS and other diseases, then click on the link below to watch Pam Bartha’s free masterclass training and discover REAL solutions that have allowed Pam and many others to live free from MS and other diseases.

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Or take the Health Blocker Quiz to see if you could have parasite infections



[i] https://mymsaa.org/news/whats-new-in-ms-research-march-2023/

[ii] https://mymsaa.org/news/whats-new-in-ms-research-march-2023/

[iii] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30957307/#:~:text=Key%20results%3A%20Among%20385%20MS,was%203.7%20%C2%B1%203.4%20years.

[iv] https://www.ms.pitt.edu/symptom-management/stomach-and-intestinal-issues

[v] https://www.va.gov/MS/Veterans/symptoms_of_MS/Bowel_Management_in_Multiple_Sclerosis.asp#:~:text=Most%20people%20with%20MS%20who,your%20brain%20and%20spinal%20cord.

[vi] https://www.who.int/vietnam/news/feature-stories/detail/what-you-need-to-know-about-tapeworm-infections#:~:text=Taeniasis%20can%20cause%20mild%20and,fully%20developed%20in%20the%20intestine.




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