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Functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGIDs) are a group of Gastrointestinal disorders which include a number of separate idiopathic disorders which affect different part of the gastrointestinal tract.
- Functional esophageal disorders
- Functional colonic disease
The Rome process has helped to define the functional gastrointestinal disorders. Successively, the Rome I, Rome II and the Rome III meetings have proposed a consensual classification system and terminology, as recommended by the Rome Coordinating Committee.
Functional gastrointestinal disorders have been found in 60-70% of both Canadian and America populations.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Fass R (January 2009). Functional heartburn: what it is and how to treat it. Gastrointest. Endosc. Clin. N. Am. 19 (1): 23–33, v.
- ↑ Rome Foundation // Scoring Rome III Questionnaire using SAS.