Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Milk Diarrhea (Adults and Children) Causes, Diet, Treatment

Most of us view milk as a nutritious food with a host of health benefits. Therefore it may seem inconceivable that symptoms arise after consuming milk. However, milk can be a problem for some people where it may exacerbate skin, nasal or lung symptoms and even lead to digestive symptoms such as abdominal cramps and >> Read More ...

Bloody Stool – Causes and Other Symptoms

The sight of blood is always a cause for concern even if there are no other symptoms. When it is seen in the stool, even if diarrhea is not present, it can be a very serious sign. Bloody stool should always be medically investigated, especially if it is a recurrent or persistent >> Read More ...

Stomach Parasites Types, Causes and Symptoms

The term parasite is often used loosely to refer to any microbe that infects or infects parts of the body. However,a  parasite typically lives within a host organism, deriving nutrients from it without causing any severe disease or death. Bugs on the other hand refers to bacteria, protozoa and viruses that can cause >> Read More ...

Digestive Symptoms During and After Meals Causes and Remedies

What are Digestive Symptoms? Digestive symptoms is any symptom related to the digestive tract and/or digestion. The most common of these symptoms includes: Nausea Heartburn Vomiting Excessive belching Excessive and loud stomach noises (borborygmi) Sensation of fullness (bloating) Excessive flatulence Constipation or >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Odor (Bad Smell of Stool) Causes, Remedies

Stool naturally has an unpleasant odor and this odor can vary. Usually these variations are with changes in the diet, certain lifestyle factors that may change bowel habit or with the use of medication that may reduce or increase frequency of bowel movements. In most of these cases the change in odor is temporary and not >> Read More ...

Anal Fissures (Cracks / Tears) Causes, Treatment, Prevention

What are anal fissures? Anal fissures are tiny tears that occur in the delicate lining of the anus. This tearing is often associated with constipation and the passage of hard stool. At first these tears only involve the outermost layer (epithelium) of the anal mucosa but over time it can extend deeper. Pain and rectal >> Read More ...

Thin Stools (Pencil Thin Bowel Movement) Causes

Changes in color, consistency and frequency of bowel movements are often considered as symptoms of various diseases. For example, black stool, watery stool or passing stool more then 3 times a day would be considered abnormal for most people. However, the thickness of stool is almost never considered unless the stool is >> Read More ...

Rectal Discharge Meaning, Types and Causes

A discharge may be release from any surface of the body and with the cavities, these discharges may arise from much deeper in the body. Different types of discharge may occur for different reasons. When it comes to the rectum, stool is technically not considered as an abnormal discharge as it  is the waste material in the >> Read More ...

Functional Dyspepsia (Non-Ulcer Stomach Symptoms)

If you have repeated bouts of indigestion and stomach pain, have gone through a battery of tests and its all come up clear yet your symptoms persist then you could have what is known as functional dyspepsia. it is a relatively common problem yet it is not widely known. The exact cause is still unknown and there is no known >> Read More ...

Heartburn After Eating Causes (Foods), Remedies, Prevention

Heartburn is a common symptom of acid reflux that most of us experience several times in life. For some people it is a daily battle as chronic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) affects the quality of life in various ways. Heartburn is common at while lying flat, in the very early hours of the morning and after eating. >> Read More ...
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