Chronic, long-term or recurring, constipation is more challenging to treat than common simple constipation. People who are constipated may experience any one or more of… reduced stool frequency, hard stools, difficulty passing stools, straining, painful bowel movements, or feeling of incomplete emptying after defecation. Irregularity or simple constipation now and then may happen for many […]

Abdominal Adhesions

Description and Causes What are abdominal adhesions? Abdominal adhesions are bands of tissue that form between abdominal tissues and organs. Normally, internal tissues and organs have slippery surfaces, which allow them to shift easily as the body moves. Adhesions cause tissues and organs to stick together. The intestines are part of the digestive system. Abdominal […]

Hirschsprung’s Disease

At a Glance Hirschsprung’s disease is a rare condition that people are born with Symptoms usually appear in newborns, but may also appear in childhood or adulthood Diagnosis is usually made within the first few months or years of life Sometimes diagnosis is made in adulthood Tests confirm the diagnosis Treatment is surgical Some symptoms […]

Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID)

Congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID) is a genetic disorder that affects a person’s ability to digest certain sugars. People with this condition cannot break down the sugars sucrose and maltose, and other compounds made from simple sugar molecules (carbohydrates), which can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. Sucrose (a sugar found in fruits, and also […]