Natural history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and functional abdominal disorders: a population-based study

@article{Agreus2001NaturalHO,
  title={Natural history of gastroesophageal reflux disease and functional abdominal disorders: a population-based study},
  author={Lars Agreus and Kurt Sv{\"a}rdsudd and Nicholas J Talley and Michael P. Jones and G{\"o}sta Tibblin},
  journal={American Journal of Gastroenterology},
  year={2001},
  volume={96},
  pages={2905-2914}
}
OBJECTIVE:Symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), dyspepsia, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are generally considered to be chronic conditions, but community-based studies are sparse, and long-term natural history data are unavailable. We aimed to determine the natural history of these conditions.METHODS:A representative Swedish sample (20–79 yr) completed a validated questionnaire over the preceding 3 months. The survey was repeated after 1 and 7 yr in the same target group (n… CONTINUE READING