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What are common digestive problems in teen agers?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
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Many issues digestive related are form eating too much fast food.
Reflux, diarrhea, constipation are common. Sometimes depression presents as physical (somatic) symptoms like vague recurrent abdominal pain. Anxiety can present with digestive issues, fears, and generally not feeling well. Alternating diarrhea and constipation can indicate irritable bowels. If concerned, have your teen evaluated.

In brief: Upset system

Many issues digestive related are form eating too much fast food.
Reflux, diarrhea, constipation are common. Sometimes depression presents as physical (somatic) symptoms like vague recurrent abdominal pain. Anxiety can present with digestive issues, fears, and generally not feeling well. Alternating diarrhea and constipation can indicate irritable bowels. If concerned, have your teen evaluated.
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