Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Bowel Spasms – Symptoms and Causes of Intestial Spasm

Every person experiences abdominal pain occasionally throughout life. This may be related to a disease of the bowels. However, the host of different organs in the abdominal cavity can make it difficult to differentiate bowel problems from other abdominal conditions. The reason for this pain may vary but sometimes it can be >> Read More ...

Esophagus Cancer – Symptoms, Tests, Scans, Staging, Treatment

What is esophagus cancer? Esophagus cancer (esophageal carcinoma) is a malignant tumor that arises from cells of the esophagus (food pipe). It is the sixth most common cause of cancer around the world and over 15,000 new esophageal cancer cases occur in the United States every year. Esophageal adenocarcinoma has become the >> Read More ...

Diarrhea FAQ – Is Diarrhea Normal? Can Diarrhea Kill?

Diarrhea is a common condition. It is not a disease but a symptom of several diseases. These diseases are sometimes referred to as diarrheal illnesses but in most cases diarrhea is not the only symptom. Most people do not seek professional medical attention forĀ  every instance of diarrhea. However, when diarrhea is >> Read More ...

Colon vs Large Intestine – Parts, Symptoms and Diseases

The intestines are the longest part of the digestive tract, running frome the end of the stomach to the anus. There is the small intestine, which is the longest of the intestines, and the large intestines. As the name suggests the large intestine is wider and larger than the small intestine, although >> Read More ...

Runny Stool (Bowel Movements) Causes, Diet and Treatment

The digestive system is central to proper nutrition as food consumed is gradually digested and nutrients are absorbed. Waste substances are eventually expelled as stool during a bowel movement. The pattern of these bowel movements and the consistency of stool can sometimes become abnormal, with diarrhea on one end and >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Frequency (How Often To Pass Stool)

Bowel habit varies among individuals. Some people may pass stool more often than others. However, the are defined limits to how often a person should have a bowel movement in order for it to be considered normal. This simply means a specific bowel movement frequency that does not fall into the category of diarrhea or >> Read More ...

Anxiety Diarrhea (Nervous Diarrhea) – Causes and Treatment

The term bowel habit simply refers to the pattern of bowel movements that is normal for a person. It varies among people. Bowel habit does not remain constant throughout life. It changes with diet, lifestyle and even age. Similarly various diseases and medication may also alter bowel habit. Provided that bowel movements >> Read More ...
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