Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Female Patients

Lucinda A. Harris, Sarah B. Umar, Noemi Baffy, Margaret M. Heitkemper

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Abstract

Irritable bowel syndrome is probably the most common functional gastrointestinal disorder and is characterized by abdominal pain along with altered bowel function. It is a disorder of female predominance. This article focuses on how being female influences the pathophysiology, diagnosis, management, and treatment of this common disorder and discusses the evidence and important controversies related to these areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-204
Number of pages26
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

Keywords

  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Diet
  • Female gender
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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    Harris, L. A., Umar, S. B., Baffy, N., & Heitkemper, M. M. (2016). Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Female Patients. Gastroenterology Clinics of North America, 45(2), 179-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gtc.2016.02.001