Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Bowel Motility Disorders Meaning, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Food and beverages move through the digestive tract at different speeds. This is largely determined by the motion within the gut, that is generated by small muscles that contract and relax in a rhythmic coordination. It ensures that the food you eat travels down your throat, through your esophagus, then into the stomach, >> Read More ...

Stomach Churning Sensation (Feeling), Causes, Remedies

Most people use everyday terms to describe the symptoms that they are experiencing. While the medical fraternity is accustomed to technical terms for specific conditions, it is often easier to explain a symptom as it feels or appears. One such common term is a churning stomach or bowels. We all have experienced this >> Read More ...

Bowel Prolapse (Rectum) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

A prolapse can affect many organs of the body. It specifically affects those organs that are next to a hollow cavity and open to the outside of the body. A prolapse simply means that one organs slips into and protrudes through another. It mainly affects the female reproductive tract and rectum of the large intestine. A >> Read More ...

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 ...
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