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Is there a connection between IBS and other disorders?

Are individuals who suffer from IBS also likely to suffer from other medical conditions and disorders as well? According to Dr. Alexander Cole of Boston University, who conducted a study of approximately 100,000 patients, that may be the case.

In Dr. Cole's study, patients who had been diagnosed with IBS, also known as irritable bowel syndrome, were sixty percent more likely to suffer from migraines, have fibromyalgia, or depression than individuals who did not have irritable bowel syndrome.

How much more likely were these conditions to exist in a patient who had previously been diagnosed with IBS? The numbers were actually fairly substantial. Patients being treated for irritable bowel syndrome were forty percent more likley to be depressed. They were also sixty percent more likely to suffer from migraines. Lastly, individuals with IBS were found to be eighty percent more likely to have fibromyalgia.

As to what accounts for these correlations, there are no definitive answers. However, gender may possibly play a role. In the case of all four conditions (fibromyalgia, depression, migraines, and IBS), females account for a substantial majority of diagnosed cases.

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Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions and in these subsections:

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These pages provide answers to basic questions about pursuing disability benefits

Getting a disability approval
How to appeal disability denial
Disability hearing results
Helpful tips for going to social security disability hearing
SSDI hearing decision
Denied social security disability now what
Social security disability appeal status
Social security disability appeal attorney fees
I was denied social security disability for the 2nd time
What happens after a disability hearing has been held
How long does a Social Security Disability judge have to make a ruling?
The Social Security Disability Blue book
How to get an SSDI reconsideration approved?
Conditions that get approved for disability
Social security disability back pay status
Denied social security disability appeal
What to say at a disability hearing
Filing for disability with fibromyalgia
Tips for applying for disability