Rome IV Exploratory Model Closely Resemble Asian Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder Symptom Clusters

Clevers et  al1 reported important population-based symptom grouping based on the latest Rome IV questionnaire completed by 5931 participants from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada. They found 8 distinct symptom groupings (constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome [IBS], abdominal pain, heartburn, nausea/vomiting, globus, and other upper gastrointestinal [GI] symptoms) and reported that these results were consistent with the Rome IV classification for separate upper and lower GI symptoms groups.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

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You're reading 5 Surprising Things Stress Can Do to Your Body, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. You just got off a terrible meeting, your boss gave you an impossible deadline for the next project, your team is pushing you to make extra hours, and you still need to pick up the kids at school. Your body is in a “fight or flight response.” Your stress levels are high, you feel your breath get quicker and even feel your heart beating faster than usual. Although this is all a natural response from y...
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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a gastrointestinal condition that involves abdominal pain and altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea, or both), affects over 10% of Americans. Though some find the condition merely a nuisance, for many individuals it can be quite bothersome and disruptive. While medications can sometimes offer relief, some individuals do not respond to medications or find the side effects intolerable. Fortunately, there are several well-studied, nondrug, integrative approaches that can help to reduce IBS-related symptoms and restore a sense of control over one’s life. Stress reduction IBS is well...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Mind body medicine Stress Source Type: blogs
Authors: Pauls RN, Max JB Abstract BACKGROUND: Little is known regarding the dietary behaviors and epidemiology of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients in the United States (US). METHODS: This was an IRB-approved cross-sectional survey conducted via a secured online server (SurveyMonkey®). A representative sample of the US population were queried regarding demographics, gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, treatments and dietary practices. Of 1,718 respondents, 161 reported IBS. These were compared to 1,116 subjects reporting no GI diagnosis (controls). RESULTS: Overall, 9% reported a diagnosis of IBS. Wh...
Source: Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol Source Type: research
Conclusion: GI symptoms are generally more severe in IBS-C compared to CIC, however abdominal pain, bloating, and upper GI symptoms still commonly occur in CIC. PMID: 29605985 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: J Neurogastroenterol Motil Source Type: research
Remember Matthew? I previously shared his story and photos, including his 80-pound weight loss and change in cholesterol values. But there is much more to his story that he has been sharing on the Official Wheat Belly Facebook page. Because the changes he described were so extensive, I’ve collected his comments here. Put together, Matthew’s health transformation is nothing short of astounding. He previously told us that hypertension and pre-diabetes have reversed with now normal blood pressure and blood sugars. But just read on and see how much more happened. Matthew’s experience is a terrific example of ...
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Conclusions: Pediatric patients with functional constipation report a broad gastrointestinal symptom profile in comparison with healthy controls and only somewhat fewer symptoms than patients with IBS, highlighting the critical need for more efficacious interventions to achieve healthy functioning.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions: Patients with IBS or FAP manifested a broad gastrointestinal symptom profile compared with healthy controls with large differences, indicating the critical need for more effective interventions to bring patient functioning within the range of healthy functioning.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Conclusions &InferencesEDS HM and other subtypes should be considered in patients with chronic functional GI symptoms and abdominal vascular lesions. Patients with Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) experience chronic GI symptoms, particularly those with EDS hypermobility (HM) subtype whose symptoms are consistent with classical functional GI disorders. However, the vascular subtype of EDS may result in significant vascular diseases including abdominal vessel aneurysms and effects of ischemia. In this retrospective review of the medical records of patients diagnosed with EDS at Mayo Clinic, we found that 56% had GI manifest...
Source: Neurogastroenterology and Motility - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
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Conclusions The PedsQL™ Gastrointestinal Symptoms and Worry Scales may be utilized as common metrics across pediatric patient groups with FGIDs and organic GI diseases and healthy samples to measure GI-specific symptoms in clinical research and practice.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
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