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Gastrointestinal disorders affect the digestive tract and bowel function. Some of the most common gastrointestinal disorders include irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, Crohn’s disease, colon cancer, and colitis. Recurrent symptoms such as hemorrhoids, heartburn, constipation, bloating, nausea, indigestion, and abdominal pain may suggest gastrointestinal disease. Caregivers can manage individuals’ nutrition by keeping track of digestive triggers (such as lactose or gluten), helpful digestive supplements, and hydration levels. Proper hygiene is also an important aspect of care - it will decrease the risk of contaminating food with harmful bacteria. Caretakers can be prepared with pads or underwear in case of fecal incontinence.