Diverticulosis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention

There are many common conditions and problems that can affect patients gastrointestinally. Some are no cause for concern, while others definitely require a medical checkup. Diverticulosis is a condition that is extremely common in the digestive tract and small...

Treatment for Constipation Relief: Laxatives, Diet Changes, & More

Every patient will indeed suffer from constipation at least once in a while, but when it becomes frequent or painful, it can really affect quality of life. Constipation is often connected with other conditions or diseases, which may be indicative of more serious...

Abdominal Bloating: Causes, Symptoms, and Diagnosis

Everyone can feel a little bloated now and again. There are myriad causes that can contribute to bloating, with reasons being everything from hormonal changes (e.g., right before menstruation), to carbonated sodas, to actual medical problems that require a physician’s...

Understanding New Treatment Guidelines for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a condition that is under the umbrella of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). There are many pathways to treatment to improve quality of life for patients with ulcerative colitis; however, the official guidelines for the treatment of ulcerative...