Functional Gut Disorders that can cause Digestive Distress

Functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders are thought to affect 25% of people in the US and make up 40% of GI related office calls to doctors and other medical professionals.

The term “functional” refers to a variety of disorders that affect the normal activity of the gastrointestinal system in the absence of structural anomalies, whether that be motility issues, neurological control or malabsorption of certain components of food.

FODMAP related FGD’s:

  • Fructose Malabsorption – formerly known as dietary fructose intolerance and not to be confused with hereditary fructose intolerance.
  • Lactose Intolerance – also known as lactose malabsorption.
  • Sorbitol Malabsorption.
  • Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth.