To take control of your health, it’s important to learn how to work with your healthcare team — how to ask the right questions and find the right answers. And then put what you’ve learned into action so you can make educated decisions about your health.
A growing health concern in the US, C. diff (short for Clostridioides difficile), is a bacterium that can cause symptoms from diarrhea to serious intestinal infections, such as colitis. Every year in the US, there are approximately 450,000 cases of C. diff and 29,000 deaths associated with the infection.
What’s C. difficile? On Dr. Phil, our Dr. Freda Lewis-Hall explains how the highly contagious bacterium is spread and how you can help to prevent it.