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Sites listed here will provide non-commercial information about the disease, as well as resources for patients and their families, and personal accounts.

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Celiac disease (Nontropical Sprue) is the inability to digest gluten - all wheat, rye, triticale, barley or oats and any food containing these grains. Gluten damages the small intestine, and nutrients cannot be absorbed. Celiac disease occurs in children and in adults, and is not outgrown. A gluten-free diet will successfully control this condition.
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A condition in which bowel movements happen less frequently than is normal for the particular individual, or the stool is small, hard, and difficult or painful to pass.
Familial adenomatous polyposis is an inherited condition in which numerous polyps form mainly in the epithelium of the large intestine.
All sites related to hernias and abdominal wall defects treatment, surgical or not. Surgical clinics websites and surgeons personal pages exclusively dedicated to these diseases can be submitted in the appropriate subcategory. Please submit sites in languages other than English, without English contents, in the Word category.
Hernia is the protrusion of intestinal content through a natural or a post-surgery defect of the abdominal wall (external hernia), or through an internal weakness zone (internal hernia).
Sites related to both Crohn''s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis should be submitted here. Sites related to only one should be submitted to the appropriate subcategory.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) includes Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's Disease is inflammation of the intestinal wall and may affect the whole of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus. Ulcerative Colitis is inflammation and ulceration of the lining of the rectum and large intestine. Some symptoms of these diseases may be similar to those of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is an unrelated syndrome.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is an often intermittent gastrointestinal disorder, which usually involves abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation. It is a common digestive problem more often in women than in men. It is diagnosed when tests of the colon reveal no indication of disease. It is not the same disorder as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD - such as Crohn's Disease, ulcerative colitis, or celiac disease)
Submit sites to this area that are about lactose intolerance.

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The inability to digest or absorb lactose, a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products.
Sites listed here will offer non-commercial information about ostomies.
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A stoma (pl. stomata) is an opening, either natural or surgically created, which connects a portion of the body cavity to the outside environment. Surgically created openings are commonly known as ostomies and include gastrostomy, ileostomy, colostomy, tracheostomy and urostomy.
Site concerning information, treatment, support, education.
Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS) is defined as malabsorption resulting from anatomical or functional loss of a significant length of the small intestine.
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