Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Signs of Unhealthy Stomach and Causes, Treatment

A healthy stomach is essential for the process of digestion and absorption which ensures that the body receives sufficient nutrition to maintain life, grow, develop and function at its peak. The stomach does not work in isolation but is part of the digestive tract. The esophagus carries food from the throat which is >> Read More ...

Diarrhea at Night – Causes of Repeated Nighttime Loose Stool

Diarrhea is usually not time-specific in that it does not typically occur at some times of the day and not at others. However, some people may find that diarrheal stool is more likely to occur with eating certain foods or specific activities which may then cause the diarrhea to occur at those times. Diarrhea at night >> Read More ...

Vomiting Belch – Causes of Vomit Tasting Burps and Remedies

Vomiting and belching are two different processes involving the upper digestive tract. Vomiting is where the contents of the upper digestive tract (usually food, beverages, enzymes, mucus and water) are expelled forcefully. Belching is where gas is expelled from the upper digestive tract through the mouth into the >> Read More ...

Burst Bowels – Causes of Small or Large Bowel Tears

The small and large intestines (bowels) are the longest parts of the gastrointestinal tract. It carries partially digested food from the stomach through a windy path during which it is digested further and water and wastes added before stool is passed out of the rectum. The distance of this intestinal transit is about 7 >> Read More ...

Bowel Spasms – Symptoms and Causes of Intestial Spasm

Every person experiences abdominal pain occasionally throughout life. This may be related to a disease of the bowels. However, the host of different organs in the abdominal cavity can make it difficult to differentiate bowel problems from other abdominal conditions. The reason for this pain may vary but sometimes it can be >> Read More ...

Esophagus Cancer – Symptoms, Tests, Scans, Staging, Treatment

What is esophagus cancer? Esophagus cancer (esophageal carcinoma) is a malignant tumor that arises from cells of the esophagus (food pipe). It is the sixth most common cause of cancer around the world and over 15,000 new esophageal cancer cases occur in the United States every year. Esophageal adenocarcinoma has become the >> Read More ...

Diarrhea FAQ – Is Diarrhea Normal? Can Diarrhea Kill?

Diarrhea is a common condition. It is not a disease but a symptom of several diseases. These diseases are sometimes referred to as diarrheal illnesses but in most cases diarrhea is not the only symptom. Most people do not seek professional medical attention forĀ  every instance of diarrhea. However, when diarrhea is >> Read More ...

Colon vs Large Intestine – Parts, Symptoms and Diseases

The intestines are the longest part of the digestive tract, running frome the end of the stomach to the anus. There is the small intestine, which is the longest of the intestines, and the large intestines. As the name suggests the large intestine is wider and larger than the small intestine, although >> Read More ...
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