April 1, 2021
The commonality of gastrointestinal complications in those who have recovered from or suffer with eating disorders is astounding. Most studies demonstrate upwards of 95 percent of those with a documented eating disorder (ED) fit the criteria for a functional gut disorder (FGD) and upwards of 50 percent for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). In this episode, we discuss how digestive issues differ in types of EDs and how the trauma caused by an ED may predisposed one to develop a FGD. I also discuss my recent diagnosis of IBS and how healing has become infinitely more complicated with concomitant disorders.
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