What Causes Crohn’s Disease?
The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown, but theories suggest it has genetic, environmental, and immunological origins. WebMD explores what we know about the potential causes of Crohn’s disease.
Using Probiotics for Diarrhea
Probiotics may help prevent traveler's diarrhea, diarrhea from antibiotics, and more. A guide to the best sources and kinds of probiotics.
Probiotics for Digestive Problems: Questions for Your Doctor
Which probiotics are likely to provide the best benefits for you? How long should you take them? What’s an effective dose? The most important questions to ask your doctor before taking probiotics.
Safely Using Laxatives for Constipation
Laxatives are typically prescribed for constipation. WebMD explains their different types and how to use them safely.
The Digestive System and Gas
Burping and farting. They are caused by gas, and gas is caused by a number of factors, some within our control. WebMD explains.
WebMD explains traveler's diarrhea and how you can avoid it.
The BRAT Diet
WebMD explains why the BRAT diet is no longer recommended for children with an upset stomach.
What Is Esophageal Manometry?
WebMD explains a test called esophageal manometry, which is used to detect swallowing problems, heartburn, and chest pain.
Prescription Drugs to Treat Constipation
If laxatives don't help your chronic constipation, these three prescription drugs may help. Learn more from WebMD.
Frequently Asked Questions About Digestive Diseases
Get answers to your questions about digestive problems - from hemorrhoids to reflux to celiac sprue -- from the experts at WebMD.