Eating disorders common among patients with chronic constipation

Anxiety related to abdominal gastrointestinal symptoms may lead to eating disorders among patients with chronic constipation, according to study results.Helen S. Murray, MS, of the department of psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues wrote that individuals with eating disorders regularly complain about GI problems, including constipation and its related symptoms.“Preliminary studies have shown that average gastrointestinal symptom scores can significantly decrease pre- to post-treatment for individuals treated for eating disorders, suggesting that eating disorderRead More

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