functional disorder

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Noun1.functional disorder - disorder showing symptoms for which no physiological or anatomical cause can be identified
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
organic disorder - disorder caused by a detectable physiological or structural change in an organ
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IBS is a debilitating functional disorder of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
Unfortunately, SIBO is another functional disorder that is largely ignored and thereby undiagnosed and untreated.
Quite often, according to the Mayo Clinic, it's not clear what causes FD, and it is considered a functional disorder by the medical community.
From our case it depicts that a true movement disorder is often difficult to distinguish from functional disorder.
There isn't one single cause of IBS - it is what's known as a functional disorder so an X-ray of the gut would show no obvious problem.
The signs of functional disorders depend on various combination of physiologic parameters: increasing the motor function, increasing the visceral sensitivities, changes in immunity function and mucositis (including changes in microbial field) and changes in modifying the nervous system of the brain (such as mental, social and environmental effects and its profiles) for example fecal incontinence may be first a motor functional disorder while the functional abdominal pain syndrome is a result of increases in reception of the normal receive visceral center.
The working hypothesis is that stabilization exercise programs will increase trunk muscle activity and improve spinal stability, thereby leading to pain relief, functional disorder reduction, balance improvement, and increases in the CSA of individual segments of the MF; i.
IBS is a functional disorder with a number of symptoms, some of the most common being pain and discomfort in the abdomen that can often resemble a spasm, bloating or swelling, chronic diarrhoea, constipation or sometimes a combination of all of them.
It's a functional disorder and a blood test will not reveal anything.
The use of the relaxation response, combined with suggestions designed to modify gut motility, as well as the use of an abdominal pain reduction technique, enabled this young woman to modify stress, restore sleep to normal, reduce abdominal pain, and develop a sense of self-efficacy in managing this functional disorder of the gut.
Unfortunately, this method resulted in hepatic ischemiareperfusion (I/R) injury and may cause postoperative functional disorder of the liver.
Acting Head and Senior Lecturer, Division of Medical Gastroenterology, Groote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape Town Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is best defined as a functional disorder, characterised by abdominal pain or discomfort and associated with abnormal defaecation.

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