Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

7 Signs of GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is one of the most common upper digestive conditions which affects as many as 4 out of 10 Americans. This only accounts for people withs symptomatic GERD and the condition may be much more prevalent when silent reflux is taken into consideration. For about 10% of these people, GERD >> Read More ...

Signs of an Ulcer (Stomach and Duodenal Ulcers)

Stomach and duodenals ulcers (jointly known as peptic ulcers) are a common problem that affects about 4.5 million people in the United States. At any one time about 10% of Americans have symptoms of peptic ulcers. The rest may never know that these open sores are present in the stomach or first part of the small intestine >> Read More ...

Weak Digestion – Causes and Foods to Avoid

We all experience digestive problems at some point in life This is often due to overeating and indigestion which quickly passes after few hours or infection like the stomach flu which eases within  few days.  However, for some people digestion problems is a daily problem and can cause severe discomfort after eating. This >> Read More ...

How To Pass Stool (Best Positions for Bowel Movement)

Seat toilets are considered the norm in Western nations but it has now become apparent that the sitting position to pass stool may not be ideal. In contrast the squatting toilets predominantly seen in Eastern nations may offer an advantage for position of the lower parts of the bowels that allows for stool to pass out more >> Read More ...

Exercise for Bowel Movement (Constipation, Diarrhea) Tips, Video

Exercise is well known for its health benefits and this applies to most parts of the body. In some cases exercise may even be helpful in treating and managing certain conditions. Disorders with bowel movement are one of the examples where exercise can be beneficial. It appears to work both for sluggish or difficulty bowel >> Read More ...

List of Laxatives – Types, How It Works and Side Effects

Constipation is still one of the common bowel habit problems that affects people across the globe. Approximately 15% of Americans suffer with chronic constipation – this is is constipation that persists for several months. Acute constipation is usually short lived lasting a few days to weeks. Laxatives are the first >> Read More ...

Weak Bowel Movements, Muscles – Causes and Symptoms

Bowel problems are common and typically presents with alteration of bowel habit like constipation and diarrhea. We all understand that bowel movements need to be frequent – for some people it is once or twice daily while for others it is several times in a week. The need to pass stool is signaled by contractions in >> Read More ...

Fullness In Rectum (Sensation) – Causes and Other Symptoms

We are all able to identify the signal to pass stool. It usually starts at a low intensity and gradually increases until we have a bowel movement. This sensation then subsides afterwards. However, in some cases a person may not find relief after passing stool. There may still be an urging to have a bowel movement and the >> Read More ...

Torn Stomach – Types, Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The stomach is prone to a host of disturbances and diseases as is most parts of the gastrointestinal tract. One of the differences with the stomach lies the strong gastric acid and digestive enzymes which the stomach has to produce and contain. At times these substances may also prove harmful to the stomach itself and can >> Read More ...

Changes in Bowel Habit (Diarrhea and Constipation)

Bowel habit refers to the frequency of passing stool. It varies among individuals but is considered normal if it is not more than three times a day and not less than three times a week. There are many other characteristics of bowel habit, like the time and trigger events. Some people have to pass stool first thing in the >> Read More ...
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