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

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