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Teenage Girls Dealing With Digestive Issues & Gut Pain

Medically reviewed by Jeffrey Lazarus, MD, FAAP on May 18, 2020 Author, Controlling Your Gut Feelings Blog   Overview Let’s face it, life for teenagers isn’t as easy going as it was 50 or 60 years ago. Put yourself in the shoes of a teenage girl, and the stress really piles on. Between rigorous schedules, …

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What Is a Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder (FGID)?

Medically reviewed by Jeffrey Lazarus, MD, FAAP on May 5, 2020 Author, Controlling Your Gut Feelings Blog   Overview Historically, traditional medicine has divided gastrointestinal problems into 2 main categories: Organic diseases Functional disorders Organic GI diseases are those for which a specific diagnosis can be proven by an abnormal physical examination, lab test, or biopsy …

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What Does the Research Say About Treating Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders?

There is a growing body of research that addresses functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) and their treatment. These are some of the studies I have found helpful as I continue my work with children, adolescents, and young adults with these conditions. A large trial that focused on children with functional abdominal pain (FAP) and irritable bowel …

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How Prevalent Are Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders?

If you have a child with a functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID), you may wonder how common these kinds of conditions are among other children. This article quickly breaks down some of the most recent numbers. Of 644 patients older than four years seen by pediatric gastroenterologists in their outpatient practices, 486 (75%) met diagnostic criteria …

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