Constipation in Adults (The Basics)

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 […]

Acid Reflux (The Basics)

What is acid reflux? Acid reflux is when the acid that is normally in your stomach backs up into the esophagus. The esophagus is the […]

Celiac Disease (The Basics)

What is celiac disease? Celiac disease is a condition that impairs your body’s ability to break down certain foods. People who have the disease get […]

Gas and Bloating (The Basics)

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 […]

GI Bleed (The Basics)

What is a GI bleed? “GI” stands for “gastrointestinal.” “GI system” (or “GI tract”) is the medical term for all the organs in your body […]

Crohn Disease (The Basics)

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 […]

Ulcerative Colitis in Adults (The Basics)

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 […]

Marrow Awareness Month, Being a Bone Marrow Donor

Pancreatic Cancer (The Basics)

What is pancreatic cancer? Pancreatic cancer happens when normal cells in the pancreas change into abnormal cells and grow out of control. The pancreas is […]

Peptic Ulcers (The Basics)

What is a peptic ulcer? A peptic ulcer is a sore that can form on the lining of the stomach or duodenum. The duodenum is […]