This Tool Shows What Bonus Disorders Come With Your Gut Condition

This Tool Shows What Bonus Disorders Come With Your Gut Condition

Gut disorders like celiac disease, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome aren’t just complex and annoying on their own: other disorders tend to piggyback on them. If you have celiac, for example, you probably don’t just have celiac — you might have lactose intolerance or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis too. This tool shows the connections.

The interactive tool comes from Amino, a website that crunches data from health insurance claims. They looked at all of their patients from age 0 to 83 who had any of seven digestive disorders, or who had a colonoscopy, in 2014 and 2015. Then they compared how likely different conditions were to appear together. (Here is a more detailed description of their methodology.)

If you have one of these conditions, you might be happy to see you’re not the only one with a complex diagnosis. The tool isn’t a replacement for a professional’s advice, but it might spark some ideas — for patients and physicians alike — about what’s going on in there.

America’s Gut Check [Amino]

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