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 […]