Digestive and Abdominal

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 ...

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 ...

Weight Gain Diet Tips for Vegetarians

Nutrition Problems in Vegetarians Some vegetarians experience a problem with gaining weight and this is believed to be due to a vegetarian diet. It could be associated with a lower protein intake as well as a lower calorie intake, however, there may be other factors at play as well which do not involve a vegetarian diet.  >> Read More ...

Causes of Bloating and Gas (Flatulence)

Bloating Bloating is a sensation of ‘fullness’ and tightness within the abdomen. It may be accompanied by swelling of the abdomen (distension). Bloating due to the build up of gas within the gastrointestinal tract will often be relieved by belching or flatulence. Bloating should be differentiated from angina pectoris >> Read More ...

Chronic Constipation – Symptoms, Causes, Tests, Treatment

Constipation is a common bowel habit problem characterized by not passing stool at least three times in a week. Not every person will have a daily bowel movement but once the stool has not been evacuated after 3 days, it undergoes changes that makes it difficult to pass out. It cannot be simply treated with laxatives. >> Read More ...

Severe Constipation – Extreme Pain, Complications

Constipation is a common gastrointestinal condition where stool is passed infrequent (less than 3 times in a week) with the passage of hard stool and where there is straining to have a bowel movement. Although constipation is not usually seen as a serious medical condition, it can lead to complications and some of these >> Read More ...
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