Articles by Dr. Chris

Excess Stomach Acid (Hyperacidity) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Hyperacidity refers to abnormally high volumes of acid or very low pH (more acidic). Since the stomach produces acid, hyperacidity usually refers to excessive stomach acid or abnormally acidic stomach acid. The quantity of the acid in the stomach is carefully regulated as is the level of acidity (pH). It tends to increase >> Read More ...

Bad Morning Breath – Causes and How to Prevent It

Bad breath in the morning is not unusual and can vary from a stale odor to a slightly offensive breath. However in some cases the odor may be so offensive that the breath may resemble the smell of feces, flatus, fish or even rotting or decaying organic matter (similar to a garbage can or dead animal). Despite good oral >> Read More ...

Lung Pain (Respiratory Chest Pain) Causes, Warning Signs

The lungs are the largest organs in the chest (thoracic) cavity. Most of us associate chest pain on the sides with the lungs. Central chest pain is thought to be due to the heart. However, this is not always the case. The lungs extends from the sides to the center of the chest. Therefore lung pain can be felt anywhere in >> Read More ...

Menopause Bleeding – Causes and Warning Signs

It is important to differentiate an abnormal vaginal bleed from a menstrual bleed (periods) within the reproductive years of a woman’s life. However, once menopause sets in then any vaginal bleeding may be considered abnormal. Bleeding after menopause may not always due to serious causes but should be investigated as it >> Read More ...

Overactive Bowels – Meaning, Causes and Remedies

Bowel habit varies from person to person. For some people, it is normal to pass stool twice a day. In fact, a person may feel uncomfortable and bloated if they miss even one bowel movement. For other people, a normal bowel habit may mean passing stool every other day. As long as a person passes stool between three times a >> Read More ...

Prostate Problems – Types, Causes and Symptoms

The prostate gland is an accessory gland in males sitting beneath the bladder and encircling the urethra. It produces and secretes prostatic fluid into the urethra which makes up about 20% of the semen. This fluid is essential to activate the sperm cells and maintaining normal motility and functioning. Like any organ, the >> Read More ...

Proctitis (Inflamed Rectum) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The rectum is the end portion of the large intestine that holds the feces before a bowel movement. Like any part of the large intestine it may become inflamed. This can occur for various reasons, such as infections, injuries or autoimmune diseases that affect the rectal tissue. The inflammation may involve the neighboring >> Read More ...
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