Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Colon vs Large Intestine – Parts, Symptoms and Diseases

The intestines are the longest part of the digestive tract, running frome the end of the stomach to the anus. There is the small intestine, which is the longest of the intestines, and the large intestines. As the name suggests the large intestine is wider and larger than the small intestine, although >> Read More ...

Runny Stool (Bowel Movements) Causes, Diet and Treatment

The digestive system is central to proper nutrition as food consumed is gradually digested and nutrients are absorbed. Waste substances are eventually expelled as stool during a bowel movement. The pattern of these bowel movements and the consistency of stool can sometimes become abnormal, with diarrhea on one end and >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Frequency (How Often To Pass Stool)

Bowel habit varies among individuals. Some people may pass stool more often than others. However, the are defined limits to how often a person should have a bowel movement in order for it to be considered normal. This simply means a specific bowel movement frequency that does not fall into the category of diarrhea or >> Read More ...

Anxiety Diarrhea (Nervous Diarrhea) – Causes and Treatment

The term bowel habit simply refers to the pattern of bowel movements that is normal for a person. It varies among people. Bowel habit does not remain constant throughout life. It changes with diet, lifestyle and even age. Similarly various diseases and medication may also alter bowel habit. Provided that bowel movements >> Read More ...

Splenic Flexure Syndrome (Trapped Gas in Left Colon Bend)

Gas in the bowels (intestines) move along its course until it can be expelled through the anus as flatus. This gas can build up to cause stretching of the bowel walls which may create a sensation of fullness or bloating. Most of the time this is temporary and the gas moves along quickly to be passed out. However, sometimes >> Read More ...

Stomach Blockage – Location, Symptoms and Causes

As with any hollow organ, a blockage may occur in the stomach which can affect its normal functioning. These blockages may be due to growths, thickening of the inlet or outlet, or pressure from outside the stomach which causes a narrowing. Blockages can lead to complications like dehydration and nutritional deficiencies. >> Read More ...
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