Topic: Constipation, difficult to pass stools
Over 1,000 new cases of Hirschsprung's disease are diagnosed in the USA every year. More than half the children treated appropriately with surgery for Hirschsprung's disease suffer from chronic problems with constipation, incontinence, and/or abdominal pain. Even as adults, over half will experience occasional episodes of incontinence, and 10% will endure constipation unresponsive to medical management. Nonetheless, adjustment for teenagers and young adults with Hirschsprung's disease is not different than for healthy children; successful adjustment depends largely on family support. Revised and updated 2009.Topics: Anal, Rectal Disorders, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Fecal soiling, incontinence, Hirschsprung's Disease, Incontinence, Motility
Hirschsprung’s disease is a rare illness that people are born with (congenital). It occurs annually in about 1 in 5,000 live births. In Hirschsprung’s disease there is a lack of nerve cells (ganglion cells) in segments of the intestinal tract located in the colon and/or rectum.
The treatment is surgery to remove the abnormal bowel segment and restore bowel continuity. Following surgical treatment, most children have a good outcome, but some have persistent bowel problems such as constipation, soiling, fecal incontinence, and inflammation in the colon (enterocolitis). These symptoms can impact the quality of life, which also needs to be addressed.
In this issue:
- April is IBS Awareness Month
- IBS Symptom Changes you Should not Ignore
- Research News
- Detecting Barrett’s Esophagus
- Treating Gastroparesis
- Mind-Body Therapy
- Treating Constipation
- C. Difficile Treatment
- Short Bowel Syndrome Treatment
- Industry Treatment News
- Foundation Update
- Patient Needs Expressed
- Professional Events
- Legislative Update
- Priorities for 2011
- Register for our 2011 Capitol Hill Advocacy Day
- DDNC Public Policy Forum
- Hope Through Research
- Community News
- Digestive Health Alliance Benefit Regatta
- First Annual Walk by the Bay
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: Barrett's, Brain-Gut, CAM, Complementary & Alternative Treatments, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, DHM Magazines, Gastroparesis, GER, GERD, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Other Disorders/Symptoms
In this issue:
Topics: Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Constipation, difficult to pass stools, DHM Magazines, GER, GERD, Incontinence, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Research, Working with your healthcare provider
- IBS Awareness Month Poster
- Research Report from IFFGD - IBS Patients: Their Illness Experience and Unmet Needs
- Dyssynergic Defecation: a Common Cause of Chronic Constipation
- Digestive Health Research: Treatment Guideline for IBS
- Editorial: Treating Functional Constipation in Children
- Clinical Corner
- Diet Advice for Barrett’s Esophagus and GERD?
- When is Endoscopy Recommended for GERD?
- Soiling Solutions in Children
- I Have a Gut Problem: Which Doctor Should I See?
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