Fibromyalgia Patients Need Close Monitoring for IBS, Study Says

Fibromyalgia Patients Need Close Monitoring for IBS, Study Says
shutterstock_177023822In a new study entitled “Risk for Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Fibromyalgia Patients: A National Database Study” authors report, based on a population study performed with data collected at the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, patients with fibromyalgia are at higher risk to develop Irritable Bowel Syndrome and should be closely monitored. The study was published in the journal Medicine. Fibromyalgia patients experience widespread musculoskeletal pain, which is accompanied by other symptoms, including fatigue and sleep disruptions. Increasingly suggested in various reports is the occurrence of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), a condition characterized by chronic abdominal pain in fibromyalgia patients. Both fibromyalgia and IBS impact patients’ quality of life and their capacity to perform routine daily activities. In this study, the authors performed an observational study to determine if fibromyalgia patients exhibit a higher risk for IBS. The study was conducted with data collected at the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) from patients dia
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