Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Weak Stomach Feeling, Meaning, Causes, Remedies

We all use common terms to describe medical ailments and a ‘weak stomach’ is one of those terms that are widely used. It is not a medical condition as such but rather a term to describe different stomach, bowel and abdominal symptoms. What a ‘weak stomach’ may mean to one person may not necessarily >> Read More ...

Floating Bowel Movement (Stool, Feces) Causes

Your stools can reveal a lot about your health, not only the health of your bowels but even of other systems in the body. The frequency, color, consistency and even smell can vary to indicate a number of health conditions. On a more detailed level, various tests can be performed on stool to identify health problems. >> Read More ...

Overeating (Stuffed) Feeling, Quantity, Causes, Remedies

Every person overeats at some point or the other. It is a bad practice that we repeat many times in life and leads to immediate discomfort as well as long term health risks if it is done too often. Understanding why we tend to overeat at times, and what patterns may be dangerous can help to prevent several conditions >> Read More ...

Bloody Diarrhea – Causes and Location of Bleeding

Diarrhea is a common symptom and most of us are not immediately concerned when it does arise. Usually diarrhea is short-lived, often caused by a virus or bacteria, and many cases will resolve on its own even without treatment. However, the sign of bleeding with diarrheal stool will scare most people. Often this can be a >> Read More ...

Seasonal Constipation (Summer, Winter) Causes, Treatment

Bowel habit varies from one person to another. Some people may go one or more times in a day, others may only go after every second or third day. However, it is accepted that your bowel habit is normal if you pass stool at least three times a week but not more than three times a day. It is not just about the frequency of >> Read More ...

Deadly Diarrhea (Children, Adults) Diseases, Duration, Recovery

Every day 1 out of 9 child deaths occur due to diarrhea. In fact every year diarrhea kills about 760,000 children under the age of five, and it is the cause of 10.6 million deaths across the globe. Diarrhea is the second most common cause of death among infants. Although children are more prone to death from diarrhea, it >> Read More ...

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 ...
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