Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Bowel Infarction and Ischemia, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Infarction is a term that is often associated with the heart. A myocardial infarction is the medical term for a heart attack. When an infarct occurs in the brain then we refer to it as a stroke. But an infarct is not only restricted to these organs. It can occur in any part of the body. The intestines (bowels) are just as >> Read More ...

Bowel Cramps Reasons, Other Symptoms, Causes

Abdominal pain is one of the most common symptoms that both children and adults experience in life. However, it is not always pain but sometimes a discomfort, also described as an ache, or cramping that is the cause of the unpleasant feeling in the abdomen. Most of the time it is associated with the digestive tract and >> Read More ...

Vomiting After Eating Food (Meals) Causes Acute and Chronic

Vomiting is an unpleasant experience that most of us would prefer to avoid altogether. But it is a common mechanism by which the body rids the upper digestive tract of any irritants. The problem arises when food is vomited repeatedly after a meal. This compromises the body’s nutritional status affects one’s >> Read More ...

Duodenal Pain (Small Bowel) Location, Causes, Treatment

It is often difficult to isolate pain to a specific part of the digestive tract beyond the stomach. Pain in the esophagus is usually felt in the chest, Pain in the stomach is felt under the left ribcage and upper left part of the abdomen. But the coiling of the intestines, both small and large, makes it difficult to >> Read More ...

Pain Before Bowel Movement (Passing Stool) Causes

Having a bowel movement is not something that most of us give much thought to on the average day. But for some people it can be marked with pain and discomfort which makes an otherwise mundane body process an unpleasant event to fear. Pain before, during or after a bowel movement is not normal. When it does occur, it >> Read More ...

Upset Bowels (Diarrhea, Cramping, Gas, Pain) Causes

The odd upset of the bowels are not uncommon. We all suffer with a bowel upset at some point or the other in life. For most people it is short-lived and recovery is quick, often within a few days. For others, these upset bowels can last for years or even a lifetime. Understanding what is occurring in the bowels, and the >> Read More ...

Heartburn and Sleeping Problems – Reasons and Remedies

Heartburn is the main symptom of the most common upper gastrointestinal problem – acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as it medically known. GERD affects between 25% to 40% of Americans and about 10% suffer with symptoms daily. While we all know the typical symptoms like heartburn and nausea, many >> Read More ...

Flatus After Eating and During Meals, Causes and Diseases

Flatus refers to gas passed out of the rectum, or as a ‘fart’ as it is commonly known. Although it is the source of much amusement in the media, passing flatus (flatulence) is normal for the healthy body. The problem arises when flatus is excessive and uncontrollable. We all consider it normal to pass out some >> Read More ...

Diarrhea After Exercise – Causes, Diet and Remedies

Physical activity is one of the recommended lifestyle measures for good health but diarrhea after a workout can be distressing. It is not entirely uncommon to have the urge for a bowel movement after exercise but diarrhea is not considered as a normal bowel habit. Fortunately most cases of diarrhea after exercise are never >> Read More ...

5 Important Tips For Treating Watery Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a symptom and can describe a number of alterations in bowel movement where the stool is frequent, excessive and often not well formed. We all experience diarrhea several times in our lives, and often a few times in a year even if we do not have any underlying diseases. Diarrhea is usually short-lived, resolves >> Read More ...
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