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

Diverticulitis

What is diverticulitis? — Diverticulitis is a disorder that can cause belly pain, fever, and problems with bowel movements. The food we eat travels from the stomach through a long tube called the intestine. The last part of that tube is the colon . The colon sometimes has small pouches in its walls. These pouches… » 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

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

What is irritable bowel syndrome? — Irritable bowel syndrome, or “IBS,” is a condition that causes belly pain and problems with bowel movements. Some people with the condition have frequent, watery bowel movements (diarrhea). Others do not have enough bowel movements (constipation). Some patients switch back and forth between diarrhea and constipation. What are the… » Read More

Lactose Intolerance

What is lactose intolerance? — Lactose intolerance is a condition that makes it hard for your body to digest milk and foods made with milk (called dairy products). If you have lactose intolerance and you eat dairy products, you can get diarrhea, belly pain, and gas. Lactose intolerance can affect anyone. But it is most common among… » Read More
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