Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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 ...

How to Manage IBS with Diet and Lifestyle

Irritable bowel syndrome  (IBS) is believed to affect as much as 20% of the American population. The exact cause is still unknown but it appears to be due to an abnormality is the speed and contractility of the muscles in the intestinal wall. Abdominal pain is common and the changes in bowel habit can range from diarrhea >> Read More ...

Helpful Tips For Constipation After Diarrhea

Constipation and diarrhea are at the opposite ends of the spectrum of abnormal bowel habit. After a bout of diarrhea, constipation may seem like a welcomed relief from the frequent trips to the toilet, loose/watery stool, excessive gas and sometimes abdominal pains. But constipation can end up being as distressing as >> Read More ...

7 Tips For Indigestion Prevention And Relief

We all suffer from indigestion every now and then. Indigestion is usually not a serious condition. In fact it is not a disease as we sometimes think of it but rather a collection of uncomfortable symptoms in the upper abdomen. Most of the time we experience indigestion during and after a meal. The cause is not always clear >> Read More ...

Probiotics Myths And Facts For Digestive Health

Probiotics are any foods or products which contain different types of microbes that are needed in the digestive tract. Most of us think that all microbes are bad but this is not so. There are many different species of bacteria that are needed in our gut to maintain a healthy digestive system. There is now more evidence >> Read More ...

Tips to Remedy Dry and Hard Stool

Normal stool consistency is firm but soft. The moisture content in stool has to be sufficient to ensure that the stool remains soft but not watery and unable to retain its form. However, as the water content in stool decreases, it becomes dry and hard. As a a result passing stool can be difficult and even painful. It may >> Read More ...

10 Remedies for Excessive Gas (Stomach and Bowel)

Gas in the digestive tract is normal. Some of it is expelled orally as a belch. Remaining gas is expelled via the rectum as flatus. Just what quantity constitutes excessive gas is debatable. It is known that most people will pass flatus between 15 to 20 times a day. The number of belches daily varies greatly from one >> Read More ...

How to Rehydrate for Diarrhea and Vomiting Fluid Loss

Dehydration is a serious complication of fluid loss associated with vomiting and/or diarrhea. In fact dehydration can lead to death. It is one of the main complications associated with vomiting and diarrhea and one of the primary reasons for fatal outcomes with these conditions, particularly in children. In the large >> Read More ...
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