Gastrointestinal diseases in women
Medical Clinics of North America
Gastrointestinal disorders are among the most common disorders for which women seek medical attention. Most gastrointestinal diseases in women are not inherently different from those that occur in men. There are several disorders, however, that occur more frequently or manifest themselves differently in women. This article reviews common gastrointestinal disorders affecting women. The pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, management, and gender-specific issues of gastroesophageal reflux disease, peptic ulcer disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are discussed.
Borum, M. (1998). Gastrointestinal diseases in women. Medical Clinics of North America, 82 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0025-7125(05)70593-9