Diverticulitis

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Diverticulitis is a medical condition in which infection or inflammation of 1 or more diverticula, occurs. Diverticulitis is less likely to occur in individuals under age of 40, than in those over 40. However, it may be severe in individuals of any age. Usually the symptoms of Diverticulitis include fever, tenderness (mostly in lower left […]

Celiac Disease

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Celiac Disease (seliac sprue, gluten enteropathy, nontropical sprue) is an inherited medical condition, where an allergic intolerance to a protein-gluten results in the changes of  the person’s intestine that causes malabsorption. Approx. one in three hundred individuals in Southwestern Ireland and one in five thousands in North America have Celiac Disease. Such hereditary disorder resulted […]

Malabsorption Syndrome

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Malabsorption Syndrome is a disorder that develops because food nutrients do not properly get absorbed into the blood from the person’s small intestine. Individuals with Malabsorption Syndrome  generally lose weight, if fat is not absorbed properly; the stool can be bulky, soft, foul smelling, and light covered. The stool can stick to the toilet bowl’s […]

Antibiotic-Associated Colitis

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

Antibiotic-Associated Colitis is a medical condition, in which large intestine’s inflammation caused by using antibiotics, occurs. Various antibiotics alter the balance among the bacteria’s quantity and types in the intestine, allowing specific disease causing bacteria to multiply. The bacterium called Clostridium Difficile most commonly results in problems; it produces 2 toxins that may injure the […]

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