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Diverticular Disease | Diverticulitis | Gastrointestinal Society

Diverticular Disease | Diverticulitis | Gastrointestinal Society

Diverticular disease, also known as diverticulosis, is the presence of small sac-like out-pouchings of the lining of the colon that balloon through the outer colon wall. These pockets are called diverticula. Diverticulosis can be present without noticeable symptoms, but might be associated with constipation or diarrhea. This condition is very

Hepatitis C | Gastrointestinal Society

Hepatitis C | Gastrointestinal Society

Hepatitis C is a liver disease caused by the hepatitis C virus. Two of the most important factors in combating hepatitis C are: identifying those who have the condition, because many are infected but don’t know it, and providing treatment that will cure the disease. The liver is our largest

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Overview | GI Society

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Overview | GI Society

This video is part one in our Irritable Bowel Syndrome series. IBS is the most common gastrointestinal condition worldwide, affecting around 13-20% of Canadians at any given time. 30% of us develop IBS at some point in our lives. It can begin in childhood, adolescence, or adulthood and can resolve

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring | Gastrointestinal Society

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring | Gastrointestinal Society

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring. Inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD, includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. If you have IBD and are taking certain medications – called biologics – then your gastroenterologist might suggest therapeutic drug monitoring for you. Since 2001, physicians have been increasingly prescribing TNF-α inhibitor biologics, which have revolutionized

30 Second IBS Test | GI Society

30 Second IBS Test | GI Society

Everybody has a stomach ache from time to time. But when you regularly experience abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and/or diarrhea, you might have IBS. Go to badgut.org and take the 30 second IBS test to find out. As many as 20 percent of British Columbians have irritable bowel syndrome. Got