National Digestive Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Dietary Fiber and Digestive Diseases

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Chronic Diarrhea in Children
Defines chronic diarrhea and discusses causes of chronic diarrhea in children, diagnostic tests, and treatments.
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Constipation
Defines constipation and describes its development, diagnosis, and treatment. Also highlights some misconceptions about constipation.
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Diarrhea
Includes general information about diarrhea and the causes.  Covers diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. 
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Diverticular Disease
Defines diverticulosis and diverticulitis and provides information about symptoms, causes, complications, and treatment.
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Fecal Incontinence
Explains the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and emotional considerations of fecal incontinence, commonly known as bowel control problems. This fact sheet includes information about eating, diet, and nutrition and reviews fecal incontinence in children.
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En Español
Incontinencia fecal
Explica causas, diagnóstico y tratamiento de la incontinencia fecal o problemas de control intestinal.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Describes causes, symptoms, testing to rule out more serious intestinal problems, and lifestyle and medical symptom management of irritable bowel syndrome.
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children
Defines irritable bowel syndrome. Describes diagnostic criteria and treatment and offers guidelines for parents.
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What I need to know about Bowel Control
Defines bowel control problems, also called fecal incontinence, and describes how normal bowel control works. Discusses the causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Provides tips for talking with the doctor and ways to cope with bowel control problems.
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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre el control intestinal
Describe problemas de control intestinal, o incontinencia fecal, y sus causas, factores de riesgo, diagnóstico y tratamiento.
PDF Version (1,712 KB) *

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What I need to know about Diarrhea
Discusses the causes of diarrhea and the dangers of dehydration. Provides suggestions for easing the symptoms of diarrhea in adults and children. Offers strategies for avoiding traveler’s diarrhea.
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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la diarrea
Ofrece información sobre las causas de la diarrea y los riesgos de la deshidratación. Ofrece sugerencias para aliviar los síntomas de la diarrea en adultos y en niños. Presenta sugerencias para evitar la diajera del viajero.
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What I need to know about Diverticular Disease
Offers an overview of diverticular disease and explains symptoms, causes, and treatment. Offers tips about how to reduce symptoms and complications through diet.
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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la enfermedad diverticular
Presenta información general acerca de la enfermedad diverticular y explica los síntomas, causas y tratamiento. Ofrece sugerencias en como disminuir los síntomas y las complicaciones mediante la dieta.
PDF Version (718 KB) *

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What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Explains irritable bowel syndrome, the causes, the symptoms, and outlines available treatment options. 
PDF Version (2,144 KB) *

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Page last updated June 25, 2014


The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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