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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • Diverticulitis

    WHAT IS IT?It’s not uncommon for small, bulging pouches (diverticula) to form in the lining of your digestive tract. The pouches are most often found in the lower large intestine (colon). They develop when weak spots in the colon give way under pressure.Seldom do the pouches cause problems. But s... View Post
  • Diarrhea

    WHAT IS IT? Diarrhea occurs when food and fluids you ingest pass too quickly through your colon or in too large of an amount or both. Normally, your colon absorbs liquids from the food you eat, leaving a semisolid stool. If the liquids aren’t absorbed, the result is a watery bowel movement.If you... View Post
  • Constipation

    WHAT’S THE CAUSE?Constipation often results from too little fluids, too little fiber, too little activity, and older age. It can also be a side effect of some medications.Signs and symptoms of constipation may include: Less than three bowel movements a week Bowel movements that are hard, dry and... View Post