Digestive and Abdominal

Congested Bowels – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment of Congestion

The bowels, both the small and large intestines, have a constant flow of food, fluids and wastes moving through it. Overall the transit through the bowels is a long journey – the small intesine is about 20 feet (6 meters) long while the large intestine is another 5 feet (1.5 meters) in length. For various reasons, >> Read More ...

Delayed Bowel Movement – Causes of Delays in Passing Stools

Bowel movements are not always coordinated according to a specific time slot on a regular basis. With proper bowel training, some people will experience the urge to have a bowel movement at approximately the same time daily. For others a bowel movement may come at any time in the day or within a few days of the last stool. >> Read More ...

Vomiting Dangers, Complications and How To Prevent It

Vomiting is the body’s natural mechanism for getting rid of harmful substances and irritants in the upper gut (esophagus, stomach and upper part of the small intestine). It can even be a life-saving mechanism when a person consumes poisonous substances that could result in death. However, vomiting can sometimes be >> Read More ...

Signs of Colon Polyps and Prevention of Large Intestine Polyps

Abnormal growths can occur anywhere in or on the body. Most of these growths are benign (non-cancerous) but sometimes these growths can be malignant (cancerous). The latter is always a concern due to the nature of cancerous tumors. Polyps in the colon are one type of abnormal growth that protrudes from the inner wall of >> Read More ...

Is Inflammatory Bowel Disease Dangerous? IBD Complications

Inflammatory bowel disease is a serious gastrointestinal condition. It mainly affects the large intestine and specifically the colon but can also involve any other part of the gut, from the mouth to the rectum. Apart from the debilitating symptoms of IBD, especially during flareups, this disease can also progress to >> Read More ...

Elderly Diarrhea – Causes, Dangers, Treatment in Seniors

Diarrhea can affect any person from any age. It is one of the common ailments that we all suffer with from infancy until the senior years. Many of the causes of diarrhea across all ages are usually similar. However, there may be certain reasons why diarrhea is more likely to occur in a specific age group. Some of these >> Read More ...

6 Signs of Gastroparesis and Diet (Foods to Eat and Avoid)

The human stomch carefully regulates the outflow of food that it partially digests. This food is pushed out into the small intestine for digestion to be completed. However, food and fluids do not just flow through the stomach. It is slowly released anywhere between 45 minutes to 3 hours and sometimes even longer after >> Read More ...

Empty Stomach Feeling – Causes and Other Symptoms

The stomach is constantly emptying after meals to slowly release partially digested food into the small intestine. This is a normal part of digestion. When the stomach is empty for long periods and if the blood glucose levels are low, we feel this emptiness as the sensation of hunger. However, sometimes this empty stomach >> Read More ...
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