November 7, 2016

Survey Sheds Light on Under-Recognized Digestive Condition, EPI

While digestive conditions affect approximately 60 to 70 million in the U.S., many don’t recognize it. A new survey examines misperceptions in gastrointestinal health. 
 

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In the U.S. alone, approximately 60 to 70 million people1 are affected by digestive conditions, most of which are chronic in nature. Unfortunately, many in this group struggle with pinpointing the disease itself and how to treat it.

To help explore perceptions of gastrointestinal (GI) health in the U.S., AbbVie recently launched the results of EPI Uncovered – a survey commissioned with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to explore the understanding of the role of the pancreas in digestive health. The survey also uncovers the barriers to diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency (EPI), an under-recognized digestive condition caused by a deficiency in pancreatic enzyme-production and characterized by ongoing GI symptoms.

The survey is the largest U.S. analysis of GI patients, gastroenterologists and primary care physicians that looks to uncover information about digestive health. Key findings include:

 

 
Additional survey results are available on www.gastro.org and for more information about EPI, visit www.IdentifyEPI.com.