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Disorders
Disorder can be defined as a disturbance to the regular or normal functions.(“Disorder”).
Disorders are something that the individual can not control. I believe that if they could be completely prevented, then there would be no such things as disorders. Who would really want to have a medical issue? Disorders range from functional disorders all the way to those considered mental disorders (“Disorder.”).
Functional Disorders
According to TheFreeDictionary.com, functional disorder can be defined as a, “disorder showing symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified (“Functional+disorder.”). An example of a functional disorder is Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
Functional gastrointestinal disorders, also known as FGIDs, are common disorders caused by the GI tract functioning abnormally. The most commonly researched and well known FGID is Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS (“”). According to The University of North Carolina School of Medicine, IBS is defined as, “abdominal pain associated w…
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