Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause severe bouts of diarrhea, crampy abdominal pain, and other symptoms, possibly caused by an abnormal immune response that damages the lining of the colon and rectum.
Research has given us some hints as to the causes of IBD. It has been found that a combination of genes and environmental exposures is probably to blame. Here are some factors that may affect IBD risk.
What causes constipation? Well, the obvious culprits include a low fiber diet, repeatedly ignoring the urge to go, not drinking enough water, or a lack of exercise. Here are 13 possible causes of constipation you may not have considered.