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Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosing and Treatment

Inflammatory bowel disease is a term used to describe a group of disorders that cause varying degrees of inflammation and ulceration within the digestive tract. The two main types include ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Within each type, specific disorders are defined according to the extent of the inflammation or the specific areas affected. Symptoms and Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are similar in many ways. They both cause inflammation, […]

Fatigue and its Causes: Digestive Disorders

Fatigue is characterized by a complete lack of energy and motivation or feeling of debilitating tiredness. It is associated with an increased need for rest or the inability to recover energy after rest periods. Fatigue is a symptom often associated with many digestive disorders. Digestion is a process that delivers energy-providing nutrients to all body tissues. Any condition that interferes with this process may cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue. Other factors that may […]

Managing Digestive Disorders

We know that bad food can cause an upset stomach but the way in which diet can trigger or affect a chronic digestive disorder has not yet been fully explained. However, it is quite clear that certain disorders are profoundly influenced by what we do or do not eat or can be helped by adding or eliminating certain types of food. Our digestive tract is a 40 feet long, winding tube, consisting of several sections […]