A survey of more than 50,000 people revealed that about 11% of the world’s population – most of them women – suffer from abdominal pain when eating, and that those who suffered from frequent food-related pain were more likely to develop bloating, with 36% of people suffering from abdominal pain. Those with frequent meal-related pain from anxiety, and other gastrointestinal symptoms.
According to a report by time now news, the research found that eating-related pain appears to be more common among young adults between the ages of 18 and 28.
Based on the Rome Foundation’s Global Epidemiology study of 54,127 people in 26 countries online, research participants were asked if they had abdominal pain and whether this was related to eating.
The message from this study is that people with meal-related abdominal pain frequently suffer from functional bowel disorders, including common conditions such as Irritable bowel syndrome and flatulence.
Experts explained that many patients with intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and indigestion attribute their symptoms to food.