Problems with the small intestine can include:
- Celiac disease.
- Crohn’s disease.
- Intestinal cancer.
- Intestinal obstruction.
- Irritable bowel syndrome.
- Ulcers, such as peptic ulcer.
Which diseases or disorders affect the small intestine?
Inflammatory Bowel Disease is a set of conditions that affects the colon and small intestine. There are two primary forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
What are two diseases that affect the intestines?
If you suspect you could have one of these issues, don’t delay in speaking with your doctor.
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
- Celiac Disease.
- Crohn’s Disease.
- Ulcerative Colitis.
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
What happens if your small intestine is damaged?
People with short bowel syndrome cannot absorb enough water, vitamins, and other nutrients from food to sustain life. Diarrhea is the main symptom of short bowel syndrome and can lead to dehydration, malnutrition, and weight loss. These problems can be severe and can cause death without proper treatment.
What causes small intestine infection?
Bacterial gastroenteritis happens when bacteria causes an infection in your gut. This causes inflammation in your stomach and intestines. Infection can also occur after close contact with animals or consuming food or water contaminated with bacteria (or the toxic substances bacteria produce).