Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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 ...
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