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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative Colitis is one of the most prevalent Irritable Bowel Syndromes (or IBSs) diagnosed today amongst adults in the United States.  The disorder occurs when the lining of the colon becomes compromised due to persistent inflammation, thus breaking down the cells in the colon wall and thereby forming lesions or sores in the anus, also [...]

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Discussing our bowel movements is a difficult subject to talk about, and not the sort of topic that anyone brings up at the dinner table. However, knowing the difference between a healthy stool and one that may indicate signs of a serious medical condition, is essential in maintaining our overall health, and can also act as an early warning detector to a problem from within.This informative article by Clinical Nutritionist Julie Keene will help educate you to “read the signs” that your stool is telling you about your health.

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease refers to a group of diseases characterized by swollen or inflamed intestines or colon. This is due to an immune reaction of the body against its own tissues. Some symptoms of the disease include abdominal cramps, fever and bloody diarrhea. The main goal for treatment is to reduce inflammation caused by abnormal [...]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is today one of the most commonly diagnosed gastrointestinal disorders amongst adults in the United States.  It is typically associated with symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and constipation.  Although it is unclear exactly how and why the condition of Irritable Bowl Syndrome develops, it is nonetheless defined by [...]

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Ulcerative Colitis is a condition in which the lining of the colon develop ulcers, or sores, which in turn generate rectal inflammation and a variety of painful symptoms.  The condition is one of what are known as inflammatory bowel diseases, or IBSs, and is typically caused when swelling in the rectal area has become severe [...]

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Rectal Cancer occurs when a malignant tumor forms in the posterior region of the large intestines, which is called the rectum.   There are many risk factors regarding Rectal Cancer, including heredity, Ulcerative Colitis, and colorectal polyps. Rectal Cancer is similar to Colon Cancer, but with several distinguishing traits.  The most common trait being its tendency [...]

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