Patient FactorIBS affects at least 10% to 20% of adults in the U.S. with most of them being women. IBD may strike at any age. Most people with IBD are diagnosed before the age of 30. It’s more common in urban areas, among people in higher socioeconomic brackets, industrialized coun-tries, northern climates, in Caucasians as opposed to darker-skinned people and those of Asian descent and in people who eat high-fat diets (Healthline, 2014)ReferencesCrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. IBS and IBD: Two Very Different Disorders. (2012). Retrieved from .Healthline. The Difference Between Crohn’s, UC, and IBD. (2014). Retrieved from .Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2012).Understanding pathophysiology(Laureate custom ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby.McPhee, S. J., & Hammer, G. D. (2010).Pathophysiology of disease: An introduction to clinical medicine(Laureate Education, Inc., custom ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Medical.
Postan explanation of the pathophysiological mecha-nisms of inflammatory bowel disorder and irritable bowelsyndrome, including similarities and differences. Then describe common treatments, addressing whether treat-ments for one disorder would work for the other disor-der. Finally, explain how the patient factor you selected might impact the pathophysiology of and treatments for each disorder.
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