Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

7 Signs of Appendicitis and Appendix Medical Emergency

Appendicitis affects about 7% of the American population at some point in their life with about 250,000 new cases occurring every year. It tends to occur in teens and young adults more often than in children and older adults. Overall men are slightly more at risk than women are of dveloping appendicitis. Appendicitis can >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Gastritis and How to Spot It

Gastritis is a relatively common stomach condition among adults and can also affect children. The stomach wall becomes inflamed in gastritis and there may even be open sores (ulcers) that form in the wall. Gastritis can be acute or chronic, with the latter often associated with H.pylori >> Read More ...

Bowel Accidents – Causes of Accidental Bowel Movements

Having an accident with bowel movements is not only embarrassing and inconvenient but it is also an indication that there is an underlying medical problem. Most children are toilet trained by the age of 4 years and bowel accidents are rare later in childhood, except when it occurs with diarrheal illnesses like >> Read More ...

Constipation IBS (IBS-C) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diet

With as many as 1 in 5 Americans suffering with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and less than 20% seeking medical care, it is fair to say that IBS is a common bowel problem that remains largely untreated. IBS is not a serious condition that is linked to life-threatening complications like cancer. Nevertheless it can still >> Read More ...

5 Signs of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) D, C, Flareup

With irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affecting an estimated 1 in 5 Americans, it is important to understand the signs of this condition. IBS does not progress to more serious conditions like colorectal cancer. Apart from occasional flareups, the condition may not always present with severe symptoms that requires medical >> Read More ...

Food Intolerance Definition, Symptoms, Diet, Treatment

Although foods are important for sustaining life, sometimes it can be a problem and trigger a reaction. This may occur for different reasons and with various conditions. It can occur almost immediately after consuming the food or within minutes or even hours thereafter. Food intolerances are one type of reaction to eating >> Read More ...

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 ...
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