Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, or long-lasting, disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the inner lining of the large intestine, which includes the colon and the rectum—the end part of the colon. UC is one of the two main forms of chronic inflammatory disease of the gastrointestinal tract, called inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The other form is called Crohn’s disease.
Constipation affects up to 28% of Americans in 4 pathophysiologic patterns: slow transit constipation, dyssynergic defecation, a combination of both, and normal colon transit with normal pelvic floor function. Constipation may be a part of a generalized gastrointestinal (GI) tract transit disorder. The purposes of this study were to determine the percentage of constipated patients with the different pathophysiologic subtypes and and to evaluate what percentage of constipated patients has a diffuse GI tract transit disorder.
What is Crohn’s Disease? Named after Dr. Burrill B. Crohn, who first described the disease in 1932 along with colleagues Dr. Leon Ginzburg and Dr. Gordon D. Oppenheimer, Crohn’s disease belongs to a group of conditions known as Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD). Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. When reading …