Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Acid production in the stomach is a carefully controlled process. It needs to be sufficient to aid in chemical digestion of food but too much of acid can also cause problems. Stomach acid levels fluctuate depending on meals and time of the day. These fluctuations are considered normal. However, there are some conditions >> Read More ...

Stomach Enzymes List, Names, Functions for Digestion, Problems

The stomach is one of the important organs of digestion. It receives food and beverages that have been swallowed, after being shunted from the throat to the stomach through the esophagus. The stomach has a muscular wall which can crush food into smaller particles (mechanical digestion). The inner lining of the stomach wall >> Read More ...

Abdomen Pain After Eating, During Meals, With Food Causes

With most of the digestive organs lying within the abdominal cavity, it is not unexpected for abdominal pain to occur after eating when there is a disease within the digestive tract. Depending on the location of the pain, how soon it occurs after eating and other signs and symptoms, the cause can be isolated to a certain >> Read More ...

How To Stop Vomiting – Remedies, Foods and Drinks

When vomiting starts it may sometimes seem like there is no end in sight. The gagging, retching and actual vomiting may occur over and over until it eventually subsides. However, this may be short lived and another bout of vomiting can follow soon thereafter. Even if the vomiting does cease, the nausea that precedes it can >> Read More ...

Signs of Unhealthy Stomach and Causes, Treatment

A healthy stomach is essential for the process of digestion and absorption which ensures that the body receives sufficient nutrition to maintain life, grow, develop and function at its peak. The stomach does not work in isolation but is part of the digestive tract. The esophagus carries food from the throat which is >> Read More ...

Diarrhea at Night – Causes of Repeated Nighttime Loose Stool

Diarrhea is usually not time-specific in that it does not typically occur at some times of the day and not at others. However, some people may find that diarrheal stool is more likely to occur with eating certain foods or specific activities which may then cause the diarrhea to occur at those times. Diarrhea at night >> Read More ...

Vomiting Belch – Causes of Vomit Tasting Burps and Remedies

Vomiting and belching are two different processes involving the upper digestive tract. Vomiting is where the contents of the upper digestive tract (usually food, beverages, enzymes, mucus and water) are expelled forcefully. Belching is where gas is expelled from the upper digestive tract through the mouth into the >> Read More ...

Burst Bowels – Causes of Small or Large Bowel Tears

The small and large intestines (bowels) are the longest parts of the gastrointestinal tract. It carries partially digested food from the stomach through a windy path during which it is digested further and water and wastes added before stool is passed out of the rectum. The distance of this intestinal transit is about 7 >> Read More ...
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