Constipation

What is constipation? — Constipation is a common problem that makes it hard to have bowel movements. Your bowel movements might be: ●Too hard ●Too small ●Hard to get out ●Happening fewer than 3 times a week What causes constipation? — Constipation can be caused by: ●Side effects of some medicines ●Poor diet ●Diseases of… » Read More

Crohn Disease

What is Crohn disease? — Crohn disease is a disorder that can cause diarrhea, belly pain, and other symptoms that affect the digestive tract. The digestive tract is the part of the body and takes in and breaks down food. It includes the mouth, the stomach, and the intestines. When it is working normally, the body’s immune… » Read More

Gas And Bloating

What causes gas? — Causes of gas include: ●Swallowing air, often while eating, drinking, or smoking. Swallowed air usually comes back out as a burp. ●Eating certain foods, such as beans, broccoli, fruit, wheat, potatoes, corn, and noodles. Bacteria in the intestines digest parts of these foods and spit out gas. ●Trouble digesting certain foods, such as… » Read More

Microscopic Colitis

What is microscopic colitis? — Microscopic colitis is a condition that causes watery diarrhea. It involves the colon, which is another name for the large intestine. There are 2 types of microscopic colitis: lymphocytic colitis and collagenous colitis. Both types cause the same symptoms and are treated the same way. Microscopic colitis happens when the colon gets… » Read More

Ulcerative Colitis

What is ulcerative colitis? — Ulcerative colitis is a condition that causes diarrhea, belly pain, and bloody bowel movements. These symptoms happen because the large intestine becomes inflamed and gets sores, called “ulcers.” The large intestine is also called the colon. What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis? — Symptoms can be mild or severe.… » Read More