Gastrointestinal Disorder (Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, IBS, Ulcers, Reflux)
Observing Gastrointestinal Disorder (Celiac Disease, Crohn's Disease, IBS, Ulcers, Reflux) in the Classroom
Faculty might observe the following in students with gastrointestinal disorders
- May be absent more often than other students
- May display fatigue
- May need to leave class frequently
- Cleveland Clinic - Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Merck Manuals - Gastrointestinal Disorders
Related Functional Characteristics
Bodily Function Control : Students with gastrointestinal disorders may have bodily control difficulties due to muscle spasms, sudden abdominal pain, or issues of digestion.
Dietary Needs : Students with gastrointestinal disorders have special dietary needs because certain foods can cause or exacerbate the symptoms or complications of many gastrointestinal disorders.
Fatigue (Physical) : Students with gastrointestinal disorders may experience physical fatigue due to poor nutritional intake or dehydration.
Pain Management : Students with gastrointestinal disorders may experience chronic or acute abdominal pain, cramping, joint pain, mouth sores, sore throat, chest pain, or eye irritation.
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