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Extragastrointestinal Symptoms ... During Breath Tests distinguish patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders, 2020, Wilder-Smith

Discussion in 'Health News and Research unrelated to ME/CFS' started by rvallee, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. rvallee

    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    https://journals.lww.com/ctg/Fulltext/2020/08000/Extragastrointestinal_Symptoms_and_Sensory.12.aspx

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    rvallee Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    It looks like treating multi-system diseases by siloing some symptoms into specialties who only look at a few features and otherwise limiting the multi-system part to "somatization", whatever that means, is not particularly smart.

    Multi-system diseases needs their own specialty, capable of working across the various disciplines, without the woo and obsessive ideology of psychiatry and their ridiculous conversion disorder.
     
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    As an aside, it seems ingestion of sugar is problematic across a fairly wide spectrum of ME patients. Not necessarily because it causes GI symptoms (though it may), but because it tends to aggravate all ME symptoms.

    I've often wondered whether this is an important clue that should be investigated...or whether the explanation is so obvious to doctors that they don't even bother explaining it. I've seen lots of theories about candida overgrowth and so on, usually from patients, but not much actual research.
     
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