What is C. Difficile Colitis?

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Colitis, Infections

According to experts, C. difficile colitis is an infection that is caused by a type of bacteria called Clostridium difficile. C. difficile colitis can vary in severity; in some cases, it causes a bout of diarrhea, but sometimes, it can lead to a serious colon infection, which can be life-threatening. Symptoms of C. Difficile Colitis […]

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What is Diverticulitis?

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a condition that develops when diverticula, which are small pouches in the intestine, become inflamed or infected. It is not unusual for people to have diverticula, especially after the age of 40. In most cases, diverticula do not cause any problems, but when diverticulitis develops as a result of inflammation or infection, people […]

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What is Barrett’s Esophagus?

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Heartburn and GERD

Barrett’s esophagus is a health condition that develops when acid reflux damages the esophagus, which is the pink tube connecting the stomach to the mouth. This damage causes the lining of the esophagus to grow thicker and redden in color. Barrett’s esophagus often develops because of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, which involves symptoms like […]

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Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Alcohol

What is Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome? Cyclic vomiting syndrome is a condition that involves unexplained episodes of severe vomiting. Vomiting episodes may last for several hours or even several days, with symptom-free periods between episodes. Vomiting episodes tend to look alike, meaning each episode usually starts at the same time of day, involves the same symptoms, […]

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Abdominal Pain

Posted by: Center for Digestive Health in Abdominal Pain, Diverticulitis

Abdominal pain can come from one of the various organs in the abdominal cavity, including the stomach, the intestines, the colon, the liver, the gallbladder, the spleen, or the pancreas. While abdominal pain can come from multiple organs, it is also true that various health-related conditions can cause abdominal pain. Pain can vary in intensity, […]

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