Some examples of common intestinal disorders are constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and diverticular disease, according to Cleveland Clinic. Many intestinal diseases can be prevented or minimized with a healthy diet, exercise and practicing good bowel habits.
Constipation occurs when the passage of stool through the gastrointestinal tract is incomplete or infrequent, meaning less than three times per week, explains Cleveland Clinic. Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a condition in which the muscles of the intestines contract more frequently. This can result in abdominal pain, cramps, excessive gas and diarrhea. Diverticular disease is defined by the presence of small outpouches in the walls of the large intestine and is very common in adults over the age of 60.