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


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by IMAGE
23rd Feb 2021

Read time: 9 mins

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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 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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