Published in Gastroenterology Week, November 22nd, 2004
"Recent interest has focused on sex-related differences in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) physiology and treatment responsiveness to novel pharmacologic therapies," said E.A. Mayer and colleagues, University of California, Los Angeles.
"Similar to a variety of other chronic pain conditions and certain affective disorders, IBS is more prevalent amongst women, both in population-based studies as well as in clinic-based surveys. Non-painful gastrointestinal symptoms, constipation, and somatic discomfort are more commonly reported by female IBS patients,"...
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