Functional gastrointestinal disorders present in 4 of 10 adults, study says

Four out of every 10 people may be living with a functional gastrointestinal disorder, according to study published in Gastroenterology.

Researchers surveyed more than 73,000 people in 33 countries to gather information on FGIDs. Forty-nine percent of women and 37 percent of men met the diagnostic criteria for having an FGID.

Researchers found:

1. FGID rates were higher in women than men.

2. The diseases were associated with a lower quality of life.

3. Patients with FGIDs were more likely to use healthcare services, ranging from clinician visits to undergoing surgery.

The study is the first in a series that aims to collect data to define diagnostic criteria for FGIDs.

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