Articles by Dr. Chris

Stomach Twitching Reasons, Causes, Symptoms

Stomach twitching is not usually a problem with the stomach itself. Most people refer to the abdomen as the stomach, which is incorrect. The stomach is one digestive organ within the abdomen. What most people refer to as stomach twitching is actually abdominal twitching. It is not an uncommon problem and in most cases it >> Read More ...

Colon Mass Symptoms, Types and Causes

The colon is the last part of the gut. It is the longest part of the large intestine. Most of us know the colon for being the place where stool is formed and stored. Sometimes this stool can become a hard mass. However, it is not the only type of mass that can occur in the bowels. Some colon masses can serious and >> Read More ...

Sleep Reflux (Heartburn) – Causes and How To Prevent It

Waking up at night with a burning chest pain can cause any person to become anxious. The thought of a heart attack may come to mind but often this burning chest pain is related to acid reflux. Heartburn is more likely to occur after eating, especially with overeating or consuming spicy foods. However, some people may >> Read More ...

Elbow Lumps – Causes and Other Symptoms

The elbow is the joint between the upper arm and forearm. Many different symptoms can involve the elbow, like elbow pain and stiffness. Sometimes lumps may form in and around the elbow. These lumps are often due to the same causes as elbow pain and elbow stiffness. Lumps may form from the bones in the elbow joint or soft >> Read More ...

Sudden Weight Gain Causes, Diseases and Prevention

It is not uncommon to gain a few pounds after the festive seasons as most people are less active when not working and tend to overindulge in food. However, significant weight gain is not sudden, as in overnight. If or when sudden gain occurs, like within a 24 to 48 hour period, then it could be a sign of various diseases. >> Read More ...

Hand Cramps (Spasms) Causes and Symptoms

The hands are mainly made up of muscles, tendons and bones with numerous joints. Like any muscular part of the body, cramps can occur and is often painful. With our hands being one of the most active parts of our body, cramping due to strain is not uncommon. However, sometimes cramps occur for other reasons even when we do >> Read More ...

Bowel Pain (Small and Large Intestine) Causes and Symptoms

The bowels (small and large intestines) occupy most of the abdominal cavity. The small intestine is about 20 feet (6 meters) long in adults. It is coiled in the middle of the abdomen. The large intestine is shorter at 5 feet (1.5 meters) and lies along the sides of the abdomen. Pain in the bowels can arise for several >> Read More ...

Monthly Headaches (Every Month) Types and Causes

Monthly headaches or migraines are often connected with the menstrual cycle and menstruation in particular. It may be a more common occurrence in girls and women. It may even appear to correlate the menstrual periods. However, monthly headaches may occur for other reasons and even men may be affected. It is therefore >> Read More ...
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