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Wellness Lecture Series: Digestive Diseases

A representative from Interim Healthcare will present a talk about digestive diseases at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the Oak Park Arms, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. This program is free and open to the public.

Digestive diseases are disorders of the digestive tract which is sometimes called the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In digestion, food and drink are broken down into small parts, called nutrients, that the body can absorb and use as energy and building blocks for cells.

The digestive tract is made up of the esophagus, stomach, large and small intestines, liver, pancreas and the gallbladder.

A digestive disease is any health problem that occurs in the digestive tract. Conditions may range from mild to serious. Some common problems include:

  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • lactose intolerance
  • gallstones
  • pancreatitis
  • celiac disease
  • Crohn disease
  • gas
  • ulcerative colitis
  • diverticulitis and diverticulosis
  • pancreatitis
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and more

There will be a Q & A, following the program.

The Oak Park Arms is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The health lectures are free and open to the public. For more information call 708-386-4040.

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