Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

7 Signs of Appendicitis and Appendix Medical Emergency

Appendicitis affects about 7% of the American population at some point in their life with about 250,000 new cases occurring every year. It tends to occur in teens and young adults more often than in children and older adults. Overall men are slightly more at risk than women are of dveloping appendicitis. Appendicitis can >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Gastritis and How to Spot It

Gastritis is a relatively common stomach condition among adults and can also affect children. The stomach wall becomes inflamed in gastritis and there may even be open sores (ulcers) that form in the wall. Gastritis can be acute or chronic, with the latter often associated with H.pylori >> Read More ...

Bowel Accidents – Causes of Accidental Bowel Movements

Having an accident with bowel movements is not only embarrassing and inconvenient but it is also an indication that there is an underlying medical problem. Most children are toilet trained by the age of 4 years and bowel accidents are rare later in childhood, except when it occurs with diarrheal illnesses like >> Read More ...

Constipation IBS (IBS-C) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet

With as many as 1 in 5 Americans suffering with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and less than 20% seeking medical care, it is fair to say that IBS is a common bowel problem that remains largely untreated. IBS is not a serious condition that is linked to life-threatening complications like cancer. Nevertheless it can still >> Read More ...

5 Signs of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) D, C, Flareup

With irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affecting an estimated 1 in 5 Americans, it is important to understand the signs of this condition. IBS does not progress to more serious conditions like colorectal cancer. Apart from occasional flareups, the condition may not always present with severe symptoms that requires medical >> Read More ...
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