Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Yellow Bowel Movement and Causes of Yellow Diarrhea

The color of the normal bowel movement is any shade of brown (ranging from a light bown or tan to darker brown hue). When stool appears a very light brown to yellow brown or even overtly yellow then it needs to be assessed further. Yellow stool does not always indicate a problem. Sometimes consuming foods and beverages >> Read More ...

Black Bowel Movement (Stool), Causes of Black Diarrhea

Normal stool (bowel movement) color is tan to brown. Sometimes it can be slightly lighter or darker depending on foods and beverages that were recently consumed as well as medication, supplements and even the speed of movement through the gut. However, there are instances when bowel movement color can be considered to be >> Read More ...

What Causes Mucus in the Bowel Movement?

Mucus is a substance that is widely produced through most parts of the body and particularly within cavities where it mainly serves as a lubricant. It is a translucent, jelly-like substance and produced in every part of the gut. It is therefore not uncommon for mucus that is produced by mucous glands that line the small >> Read More ...

Definition of Diarrhea and Normal Bowel Movement (Stool)

What Is Diarrhea? Diarrhea (Greek dia = through, rhein = flowing) means having more than three bowel movements or passing more than 300g of watery stool daily (1). NOTE: American English spelling is diarrhea, UK English spelling is diarrhoea. Common misspellings for diarrhea: diarea, diahrea, diareah, diarreah. What Is >> Read More ...

Low-FODMAP Diet – Foods to Avoid in IBS and Bloating

Short-Chain Carbohydrates May Cause Chronic Bloating and Diarrhea It was found out that certain people complaining about abdominal bloating, excessive gas, chronic diarrhea or constipation, diagnosed with ‘dyspepsia’, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or functional bowel disease (FBD), actually cannot >> Read More ...

Rare Genetic Disorders: Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)

What Is Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI)? Hereditary fructose intolerance (HFI) is a rare genetic disease in which fructose cannot be properly metabolised in the body. Affected person suffers from a bad abdominal reaction (bloating, diarrhea, generalized malaise) after eating fructose-containing foods. HFI is an >> Read More ...

Nutrition Guide for Fructose Malabsorption

Nutrition Guide For Fructose Malabsorption In the table below there are lists of foods – safe to eat, to try, and to avoid in fructose malabsorption (FM), according to several dietitians’ and fructose malabsorbers’ recommendations. The list may serve only as the orientation, since absorption of fructose >> Read More ...
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