Irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease both affect the digestive system. While both can be quite distressing and even debilitating, they are quite different entities.
I have had several bowel obstructions, so I've learned a lot about how to recognize the signs and symptoms. I hope to help others tell whether they might be suffering from this painful condition.
You know that feeling when you wake up in the morning and your tummy is aching. You feel nauseous, and eating breakfast is the furthest thing from your mind. This may be a sign of gastritis.
A common misconception is that certain foods like nuts and seeds can cause diverticulitis. However, there is no scientific evidence for this. Here is a general guideline for what foods you can and can't eat when you have diverticulitis.
This article examines diverticulitis and diverticular disease: diagnosis, incidence, and complications such as ruptures or perforation of the bowel with formation of fistula.