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International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine
Vol. 4, Issue 2, Part A (2021)

A survey on nature, cause and management of gastrointestinal disorders

Author(s): GM Masud Parvez, Jannatul Ferdous Tonu, Rawshon Ara, Md Saddam Hossain, Md. Umar Faruque, Ratna Khatun, Anika Tahsin Mim, Shaila Sharmin and Sumiya Akter
Abstract: Background: Gastrointestinal disease is a burden both for developed and developing countries. This diseases has long term complications and responsible for generation of other diseases.
Aims and objectives: This work was designed to identify the age at which this disease first occurred, duration of disease, major complications like burning feelings, stool in blood, ulcer etc. Relationship between lifestyle and food habits with prevalence of disease was also assayed.
Materials and methods: The data was collected from July to November 2020 by directly interviewing the patients.
Results: This data was collected from 1176 patients, of them 53.74% are male and 46.25% are female. It was found that 60% of patients are taking treatments from directly supervision of physicians. This study revealed that 20.66% respondents first suffered from GI disease at 11-20 years old. Most of the patients of this study needs long time treatment and 30.27% patients are taking treatments for 1-3 years, and 25.43% for 3-6 years. Twenty nine percent of our study sample have experienced malnutrition, 83% have experienced stomach pain and 54% have experienced nausea. The food habit of patients shows that more than 70% of participants have habit of taking soft drinks, 79% have habit of street food and 43.54% participants are drinking about 2 liters of waiter daily.
Conclusion: Gastrointestinal disease has a wide range of complications to the patients and disciplined lifestyle should be practiced to avoid this types of disease.
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How to cite this article:
GM Masud Parvez, Jannatul Ferdous Tonu, Rawshon Ara, Md Saddam Hossain, Md. Umar Faruque, Ratna Khatun, Anika Tahsin Mim, Shaila Sharmin, Sumiya Akter. A survey on nature, cause and management of gastrointestinal disorders. Int J Adv Community Med 2021;4(2):01-06. DOI: 10.33545/comed.2021.v4.i1a.187
International Journal of Advanced Community Medicine