CROHN'S DISEASE Alternative name: regional enteritis What is it? The group of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) encompasses Crohn's disease (CD) and Ulcerative Colitis (UC). CD is characterized by a chronic inflammation of one or more parts of the digestive tract, from the mouth, passing through the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, to the rectum… Continuar lendo CROHN’S DISEASE


GASES Flatus -flatulence-belch -eructation Intestinal gases are originated from two main sources: First:   they´re formed normally and result from the fermentation of food residues within the intestine Second:   a large amount of air is swallowed both by passing saliva down the throat and by alimentary habits Food residues, due to the action of… Continuar lendo GASES


MALNUTRITION   Ércio Oliveira, MD. Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Rio Grande do Sul State University School of Medicine (UFRGS). Pediatrics Specialist by the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics. Ércio Filho, MD., MA in Pediatrics by the Rio Grande do Sul State University (UFRGS).   Malnutrition may be the result of either a poor diet or an… Continuar lendo MALNUTRITION