Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Torn Stomach – Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The stomach is prone to a host of disturbances and diseases as is most parts of the gastrointestinal tract. One of the differences with the stomach lies the strong gastric acid and digestive enzymes which the stomach has to produce and contain. At times these substances may also prove harmful to the stomach itself and can >> Read More ...

Changes in Bowel Habit (Diarrhea and Constipation)

Bowel habit refers to the frequency of passing stool. It varies among individuals but is considered normal if it is not more than three times a day and not less than three times a week. There are many other characteristics of bowel habit, like the time and trigger events. Some people have to pass stool first thing in the >> Read More ...

Easy Bowel Movement Diet and Lifestyle Remedies

Having a bowel movement may not seem like a significant event to many people but for a person who is constipated it can be difficult and at times even excruciating. It is estimated that about 15% of the American population is constipated and for those with severe constipation, the search for means and methods to facilitate >> Read More ...

Diarrhea IBS (IBS-D) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet

It is often self-diagnosed but irritable bowel syndrome presents with specific signs and symptoms and has to meet with certain criteria in order to be diagnosed. Most people think it is a condition associated with frequent bowel movements and diarrhea but there are different types of IBS and various other symptoms like >> Read More ...

Appendicitis (Inflamed Appendix) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Lower right side pain may be due to a host of causes but appendicitis is often suspected with severe pain in this quadrant. It can be a serious and even life-threatening condition that required emergency medical attention. Surgery is often performed to remove the appendix. Although death from appendicitis is rare these >> Read More ...
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