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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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.
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.
9,16) However, causation has not been proved in either scenario and the absence or presence of such stressors should not be used as primary means for distinguishing a clinical relapse, from overlay or functional disorder.
Among the patients with active IBD, 96% ad at least one functional disorder.
Epilepsy is a functional disorder of the brain, a kind of occasional glitch in the vast internal electrical system which controls everything people feel and do, society officials said.
A functional disorder is one in which there are no signs of disease, and yet your intestinal tract sometimes does not seem to function properly.
as dysfunction of motor coordination, which is causally related to damage, defects or functional disorder of the support of the musculoskeletal system, central or peripheral nervous system.
Doctors call it a functional disorder because there is no sign of disease when the colon is examined by x-ray or other diagnostic methods.

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