• The band when inflated squeezes the stomach to create the desired diameter of the opening for the food to pass. It’s normal for some level of swelling to occur but sometimes, there may be excessive swelling which may create a blockage of the stomach and the food may be completely unable to pass.
What causes colitis is still a matter of much debate within the traditional medical community. Colitis is an inflammatory swelling of the large intestine -- the colon. Here are 5 common theories about what causes colitis:
Hepatitis is swelling and inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis is most commonly caused by a viral infection. There are, however, other causes of hepatitis. These include autoimmune hepatitis (a disease occurring when the body makes antibodies against the liver tissue) and hepatitis that occurs as a secondary result of medications, drugs, toxins and alcohol.