Quality of life is negatively impacted in MS patients with gastrointestinal disorders

Takeaway

  • Patients with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) commonly have functional gastrointestinal (GI) disorders associated with a reduced health-related quality of life (HRQOL).

Why this matters

  • Since functional GI disorders are common in the general population, identifying the prevalence, clinical characteristics, and demographics within the MS patient population is important to establish the effects it may have on health-related quality of life.