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Gastrointestinal Disorders Gastrointestinal disorders include such conditions as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses, anal fistulas, perianal infections, diverticular diseases, colitis, colon polyps and cancer. Many of these can be prevented or minimized by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, practicing good bowel habits, and submitting to cancer screening. What are functional gastrointestinal disorders? Functional disorders are those in which the gastrointestinal (GI) tract looks normal but doesn't work properly. They are the most common problems affecting the GI tract (including the colon and rectum). Constipation and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are two common examples. Many factors may upset the GI tract and its motility (or ability to keep moving), including: Eating a diet low in fiber Not enough exercise Traveling or other changes in routine Eating large amounts of dairy products Stress Resisting the urge to have a bowel movement
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