Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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 ...

Diarrhea Do’s and Don’ts to Relieve Frequent Watery Stool

Diarrhea is one the most common acute problems that every person experiences now and then. It is difficult to avoid diarrhea entirely because it can be due to a variety of causes. However, several simple dietary and lifestyle changes can ensure that complications of diarrhea are minimized. It also ensures that the diarrhea >> 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 ...

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 ...
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