Functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome, are they different entities and does it matter?

@article{Gwee2006FunctionalDA,
  title={Functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome, are they different entities and does it matter?},
  author={Kok-Ann Gwee and Andrew Seng Boon Chua},
  journal={World journal of gastroenterology},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 17},
  pages={2708-12}
}
A high prevalence of overlap between functional dyspepsia and irritable bowel syndrome has been consistently and universally reported. Recent studies demonstrating shared common pathophysiological disturbances including delayed gastric emptying and visceral hypersensitivity involving more than one region, suggest that these patients have a generalised rather than regional, disorder of the gut. Furthermore, a study of the natural history of dyspepsia suggests that with time, a substantial… CONTINUE READING

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