Digestive problems

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Digestive problems are common in ME/CFS. These include abdominal pain, constipation, cough, development of allergies and intolerances (including alcohol intolerance and food sensitivities), diarrhea, dysbiosis, dysphagia, dyspepsia, esophageal spasms, gas, heartburn, IBS, increased appetite, leaky gut, loss of appetite, nausea, reflux, SIBO, sore throat, and tenesmus.

Prevalence[edit | edit source]

  • 2001, In a Belgian study, 81.8% of patients meeting the Fukuda criteria and 85.6% of patients meeting the Holmes criteria, in a cohort of 2073 CFS patients, reported gastrointestinal disturbance.[1]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. De Becker, P; McGregor, N; De Meirleir, K (Sep 2001), "A definition-based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome.", Journal of Internal Medicine, 250 (3): 234-240, PMID 11555128 
  2. Lakhan, Shaheen E; Kirchgessner, Annette (2010), "Gut inflammation in chronic fatigue syndrome", Nutrition & Metabolism, 2010 (7): 79, doi:10.1186/1743-7075-7-79, PMID 20939923 


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