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Digestive Health Basics Center

The digestive system processes food to be used for energy. Diet (e.g., fiber intake) and exercise play a role in digestive health. Bowel obstruction involves blocked or clogged intestines through which food cannot pass. Benign polyps or intestinal tumors are growths that can affect bowel function. Some conditions have a genetic component, such as hemochromatosis.

Live Well with Ulcerative Colitis
ulcerative colitis
Ulcerative colitis symptoms may include pain, fatigue and weight loss. Use these tips to prevent flare-ups:

 

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