The majority of respondents in the study reported being careful with their digestive health, but only 29% consulted a specialist and, of these, 49% did so more than three years ago.

The national survey, promoted by the Portuguese Society of Gastroenterology (SPG), was carried out by the market research agency Multidados, between March 27 and April 13, 2021, based on a sample of 1,500 people, aged between 18 and 75