Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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 ...

Heartburn and Sleeping Problems – Reasons and Remedies

Heartburn is the main symptom of the most common upper gastrointestinal problem – acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) as it medically known. GERD affects between 25% to 40% of Americans and about 10% suffer with symptoms daily. While we all know the typical symptoms like heartburn and nausea, many >> Read More ...

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 ...
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