The new ‘Controversies In…’ series for the Frontline Gastroenterology Twitter debates addressed the difficult area of functional gastrointestinal disorders, facilitated by the former editor-in-chief Anton Emmanuel. Key topics discussed included distinguishing functional dyspepsia from genuine gastroparesis, when we should investigate for bile acid malabsorption, the current treatments for constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome and, importantly, how to manage consultations with complex patients presenting with functional bowel disease. The debate generated over a million impressions on twitter and this article aims to summarise the key educational points from the event.
- functional bowel disorder
- irritable bowel syndrome
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Contributors JBM, MW and AE wrote the manuscript and approved the final version.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
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