GastrointestinalCurrent Studies

Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff)
 

Clostridium Difficile (C-Diff) is a bacterium that causes diarrhea and more severe conditions such as colitis. Additional symptoms include fever, loss of appetite, nausea, and abdominal pain..  

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Symptoms may include abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. This disorder is common; about 50 percent of all gastrointestinal problems are associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Ulcerative Colitis

 

Ulcerative Colitis is a chronic condition limited to the large intestine (colon and rectum). It is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract with symptoms that may include rectal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and pain.

Crohn’s Disease

 

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can affect anywhere in the digestive tract. Most commonly, it develops at the end of the small intestine with symptoms that may include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, anemia, and fatigue. Some cases may be mild and mostly symptom free, while other cases may be so severe that the symptoms never go away.