The epidemiology of functional gastrointestinal disorders in North America

G. R. Locke

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Practicing gastroenterologists frequently see patients whose illnesses are thought to be due to alterations in gastrointestinal function, yet the majority of people with functional gastrointestinal disorders do not seek care for their symptoms. This review summarizes the epidemiology of these disorders with emphasis on the most common: gastrointestinal reflux disease, noncardiac chest pain, functional dyspepsia, irritable bowel syndrome, and disorders of defecation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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