Diseases, Conditions, and Procedures
- ConstipationSource: MedicineNet
Constipation is something that everyone has once in awhile. Medications, bowel habits, foods you eat, and laxatives all can cause occasional constipation. Home remedies and over-the-counter products generally treat occasional constipation. If you have constipation on a frequent basis, contact your doctor.
- IBS vs. IBD: Differences and SimilaritiesSource: MedicineNet
IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and IBD (inflammatory bowel disease - Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis) are not the same problem with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. While the exact cause of both conditions is not known, they both cause symptoms of abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. The most common forms of IBD are Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
- IBS-D (Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea)Source: MedicineNet
IBS-D or irritable bowel syndrome is IBS with diarrhea. Symptoms of IBS-D include abdominal pain, intestinal gas, loose or frequent stools, and nausea. Causes, diet, trigger foods, medication, and other treatments for IBS-D are provided.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)Source: MedicineNet
Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS is a GI disorder with symptoms of constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, and gas. IBS treatment includes medications, dietary changes, and lifestyle changes.