Malabsorption and Malnutrition. Malabsorption is the inability of the intestines to absorb nutrients. In IBD, this occurs as a result of bleeding and diarrhea, as a side effect from some of the medications, and as a result of surgery. Malnutrition may occur in ulcerative colitis, but it tends to be less severe than with Crohns disease.
Toxic Megacolon. Toxic megacolon is a serious complication that can occur if inflammation spreads into the deeper...Read more
Recently I learned something new about myself. Not anything extraordinary or shocking, but it does involve my health. Following a... Read more »
Last week, I had my second colonoscopy in about three years. Colonoscopies are recommended starting at age 50 for the majority of... Read more »