Other Digestive Conditions

There are many digestive conditions you can suffer from. To be able to best identify what condition you might have, first identity your exact symptoms and which foods cause these symptoms. With this information you or your doctor can better address solutions or remedies to your condition.

Here are brief descriptions of the most common digestive conditions:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS):

Recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhea, often alternating with periods of constipation. Also referred to as spastic colon. Symptoms include bloating, diarrhea, constipation, or irregular bowel activity. IBS may be caused by an intolerance to dairy, fatty, or high-fiber foods, as well as stress.

Milk Allergy:

An allergic reaction to the protein in dairy foods. Symptoms include rashes, headaches, and/or congestion.

Gastric Reflux Disease:

A chronic condition that allows gastric acids to reflux into the esophagus. Symptoms include a burning sensation in the esophagus followed by an acidic reflux into the mouth, belching, and/or pain in the chest. Gastric Reflux is usually aggravated by spicy , high-citrus, or fatty foods, and beverages such as alcohol or coffee. Gastric Reflux can also be caused by eating foods too quickly, thereby inhibiting proper digestion.

Crohn’s Disease:

A chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines.- The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain, often in the lower right area of the small intestine, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, weight loss or fever.

Ulcerative Colitis:

A chronic inflammation of the large intestine (colon).- Symptoms may include fatigue, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and bloody stools. The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. If you are experiencing these symptoms, especially bloody stools, please consult with your primary care physician, as this could be a serious health concern.

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