At the end of the day, 42-year-old Jill would often look down at her stomach in awe that it was distended more than when she was pregnant. The gas, cramping, and irregular bowel movements that would swing between constipation and then diarrhea were negatively influencing her mood and quality of life.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn’s disease can affect the entire digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative colitis affects the large intestine and the rectum. You absorb most of the nutrients from your food in the small intestine. Some nutrients are absorbed in the large intestine. […]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects your gastrointestinal tract (GI tract). The symptoms of IBS may include abdominal pain, bloating, constipation and diarrhea. These symptoms may come and go over time and can affect your quality of life. Specific foods do not cause IBS, but some foods may make your symptoms worse. The foods that make […]
One of the basic necessities of life is food. In this booklet, we will introduce you to some of the facts related to diet, nutrition and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). As always, you should discuss your concerns and ideas with the physicians, nurses and dietitians on your health care team, particularly if you are contemplating […]