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Genes, Food, Environment, and Beyond

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Digestive problems can be caused or worsened by a long list of factors, depending on the specific problem in question and the individual. Let’s collectively refer to these factors as “triggers”. Sometimes there is one clear trigger, other times there are multiple triggers, and many times the trigger is unclear. To provide a practical conceptual framework, it can be helpful to organize triggers into categories; one way to do so is to categorize them as being intrinsic, extrinsic, or behavioral. In this chapter I aim to provide an overview of these categories and explore several of the triggers within each of them, including but not limited to the role of our genetic makeup, the foods we eat, our environment, our behaviors, and more. An understanding of these and other potential triggers is important for better comprehension of one’s digestive problem as well as identifying appropriate treatment options.

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Tabibian, J.H. (2023). Genes, Food, Environment, and Beyond. In: Digestive Problems Solved. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-16317-3_4

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