Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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 ...

8 Signs of Hiatal Hernia and Location of Trapped Stomach

There are many different types of stomach conditions. From acid irritation to ulcers and even cancer, these stomach problems involve some type of disturbance or disorder of the stomach wall. A lesser known condition is a hiatal hernia. It can affect even a healthy stomach. The problem in a hiatal hernia is that a portion >> Read More ...

Non-Stop Diarrhea – Causes, Diet and Treatment

Non-stop diarrhea may be a cause for concern but most of the time it is short-lived and does not lead to any serious problems if properly managed. The main danger with diarrhea is dehydration. However, dehydration can be prevented. Even when it does arise, dehydration can be effectively treated if attended to early. >> Read More ...

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 ...
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