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About 400,000 women in Ireland have this condition and don’t know


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23rd Feb 2021

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Imagine how surprising it would be if there were a condition, a bit like IBS, but even more common, and yet that almost no-one has heard of. Prof Barbara Ryan (@Thegutexperts) introduces us to Functional Dyspepsia.

Almost everyone has heard of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and is familiar with the symptoms. You may suffer from IBS yourself, or have a sister or friend who has it and nowadays most of us know what it means when someone suffers. IBS affects 10-15% of adults and is three times more common in women than men, meaning that over 350,000 women in Ireland alone suffer with IBS. Now imagine how surprising it would be...

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