One-in-four adults fit Rome IV criteria for functional bowel disorders

More than 25% of adults in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom fit the Rome IV criteria for at least one of the six functional bowel disorders, according to study results.Olafur S. Palsson, PsyD, from the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and colleagues wrote that almost no national population data are available on the prevalence of these disorders, making it difficult to get a full picture of their impact.“These disorders are a set of overlapping and interactive symptoms and it is well recognized, as emphasized byRead More

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