Digestive and Abdominal

Travel Constipation – Causes, Remedies and Treatment

Constipation may be a problem most of the time for some people (chronic), while others only experience it every now and then (acute). Foods, beverages, diseases, inactivity and even change of environment or stress can contribute to acute constipation. It may last only for a week or two and then ease on its own. However, >> Read More ...

9 Signs of Diverticulitis and Dangers of Inflamed Diverticula

Diverticulitis is a condition of the bowels (intestines). It mainly affects the large intestine (cecum and colon) but may also involve the small intestine or other parts of the gut. Diverticula are abnormal pouches that form in the bowels, especially in the large intestine. When these pouches become inflamed then it is >> Read More ...

Diarrhea Dangers and Serious Complications with Severe Diarrhea

Most of us do not associate diarrhea with any serious consequences. We often experience diarrhea that may last for a few days and resolves a short while thereafter. Apart from the frequent trips to the toilet and other symptoms of diarrheal illnesses like abdominal cramps, diarrhea is often thought of as a minor ailment. >> Read More ...

Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Acid production in the stomach is a carefully controlled process. It needs to be sufficient to aid in chemical digestion of food but too much of acid can also cause problems. Stomach acid levels fluctuate depending on meals and time of the day. These fluctuations are considered normal. However, there are some conditions >> Read More ...

Stomach Enzymes List, Names, Functions for Digestion, Problems

The stomach is one of the important organs of digestion. It receives food and beverages that have been swallowed, after being shunted from the throat to the stomach through the esophagus. The stomach has a muscular wall which can crush food into smaller particles (mechanical digestion). The inner lining of the stomach wall >> Read More ...

Abdomen Pain After Eating, During Meals, With Food Causes

With most of the digestive organs lying within the abdominal cavity, it is not unexpected for abdominal pain to occur after eating when there is a disease within the digestive tract. Depending on the location of the pain, how soon it occurs after eating and other signs and symptoms, the cause can be isolated to a certain >> Read More ...
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