According to the Rome IV classification of the disorders of the gut-brain interaction (DGBI), there are 33 adult and 20 pediatric DGBIs. Each of the DGBIs is then organized into anatomical domains.
As part of CDI’s efforts to raise awareness for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) during IBS Awareness Month, we are sharing the following definitions of the bowel disorders domain from an excerpt from Gut Feelings- Disorders of Gut-Brain Interactions & the Patient/Doctor Relationship, a groundbreaking book on the science, diagnosis, and treatment of DGBIs and the importance of effective communication skills for patients and their doctors.
C. Bowel Disorders18
For complete details about all the DGBI anatomical domains, including their definition, pathophysiology, clinical evaluation including Rome IV criteria, and treatments, purchase the book directly from the authors or find it on Amazon.
Commonwealth Diagnostics International (CDI) is a proud corporate partner to the Rome Foundation, DrossmanCare and the Gut Feelings book. Gut Feelings was written as a collaboration by Douglas A. Drossman MD, an internationally acclaimed gastroenterologist and co-founder of the Rome Foundation, and Johannah Ruddy MEd, a patient advocate and current executive director of the Rome Foundation.