Digestive Health

Stomach flu treatment

Is there anything worse in the entire world than the pain that goes along with the stomach flu? Your stomach is upset, so you are in a bad grumpy mood. And worse, you can’t eat, so soon enough the fact that you are hungry is added to the equation. Sometimes stomach flu is so violent […]

Causes of heartburn

Heartburn is not actually a condition of the heart, although the symptoms of severe heartburn often mimic those of heart diseases. Heartburn is actually an irritation in the esophagus and is caused by a buildup of stomach acid. Everyone has stomach acid. This acid is needed in order to properly digest food. When trace amounts […]

Internal hemorrhoid treatment

Internal hemorrhoids exist on the walls inside your anal canal and are a result of swollen veins. Once the veins inside start to swell, internal hemorrhoids will become existent. This is a condition that is a result of too much pressure on the area and is most commonly caused by constipation or diarrhea. Internal hemorrhoids […]

Stomach ulcer diet

Ulcers are lesions that can develop within the lining of your digestive system. The majority of ulcers are found in the duodenum and are known as duodenal ulcers. Another common type of ulcer is the gastric or peptic ulcer which occurs in the stomach. While there are other kinds of ulcers, these are the two […]

External hemorrhoid treatment

Hemorrhoids can best be described as large veins that are typically located in the lower part of the rectum and anus. Due to the increased amount of pressure put on them they tend to become swollen. External hemorrhoids are most notably located under the skin that surrounds the anus. Whenever they begin to swell you […]

Appendix symptoms

When you know what some of the symptoms of appendicitis is, you will be able to know whether or not to seek immediate medical treatment for this particular problem. When someone’s appendix becomes inflamed, it tends to cause health complications and a wide range of symptoms which includes nausea, vomiting, pain in the navel area, […]

Ulcerative colitis causes

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. If it is not gotten under control, ulcerative colitis can be incapacitating and cause complications that can be life-threatening. It is called “colitis” because it mostly affects the large intestine, which is often called the […]

Colonics benefits

One procedure that is an alternative medical practice is called a colonic. Colonics are also called colonic irrigation and colon hydrotherapy. It is a procedure that is much like an enema treatment that flushes the colon with warm water. Colonics are also sometimes called high enemas. This treatment uses up to 20 gallons of warm […]

Upset stomach remedies

People of all ages and all walks of life can suffer from an upset stomach now and then. If you have a chronic upset stomach or stomach pain that never seems to go away you should see your doctor for a medical evaluation. An occasional upset stomach is not a serious problem though and can […]

Food poisoning or stomach flu?

Have you ever been struck with a bout of terrible stomach pains that either have you doubling over or cause vomiting and diarrhea? You might have found yourself wondering whether you were unfortunate to acquire it through a meal you recently ate, or maybe if it’s just a bad case of the stomach flu. In […]

Duodenal ulcer symptoms

An ulcer in the duodenum is called a duodenal ulcer. The duodenum is located in the first 10 inches or so of the small intestine where it connects to the stomach. A duodenal ulcer is a lesion that is found eating away the lining of the duodenum. The cause for a duodenal ulcer can be […]

Stomach polyps

A polyp is a mass of cells that form on the lining of an organ; one such place that they can form is in the stomach. In the stomach they are called gastric polyps; the occurrence of them in the stomach is quite rare. The signs and symptoms of gastric polyps are limited, and most […]

Ulcerative colitis treatment options

Ulcerative colitis is a medical condition affecting the lining of the colon and rectum. It causes an inflammation to occur in this area of the body that is very painful. The cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known, however heredity is thought to be a major factor. If your parent has ulcerative colitis the […]

Rectal fissure symptoms

Rectal fissures are basically cuts which appear on the interior of the anus. These fissures usually appear on the middle side of the anal canal and they can be very painful. This happens because that particular part of the body contains a large amount of nerves which can detect and amplify pain. Rectal fissures are […]

Dysphagia treatment

Dysphagia, or difficulty swallowing, is not a disease itself, but rather is brought on by other diseases. Some cases of dysphagia are mild and easily treatable, while others are more serious and can be life-threatening. It may be difficult to find the best treatment, but they are out there, and speech pathologists will find the […]

Gall bladder treatment

The gall bladder’s function in the body is to store bile which is produced by the liver. It also helps to aid in digesting and absorbing fats in the small intestine. Gallstones are a common ailment of the gall bladder and affect millions of people every year. Gallstones form in the gall bladder typically when […]

Appendicitis

Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed. The appendix is located as a small tail where the large intestine starts. This is located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. No one is sure exactly what purpose the appendix is designed for. We are fully capable of living without it. Some medical experts have […]

Bifidus regularis

Bifidus regularis was specifically designed by Dannon Activa product line and is present in the line of yogurts and dairy drinks. It is a special probiotic strain of bacteria called bifidobacteria, which was purposely designed by the Dannon Company. This bacteria is specially chosen because it is able to survive through the digestive tract into […]

Gluten intolerance symptoms

Do you find yourself getting sick after eating pasta, bread, crackers, and other grains? Well, you may be a candidate for gluten intolerance. Gluten is the protein found in wheat, rye and barley and is the culprit of the gluten intolerance symptoms. If the symptoms are only mild, not much damage will be done by […]

Ulcerative colitis symptoms

Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, which is a very serious intestines condition. The condition is a type of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). It affects the human intestines but is usually most painful on the colon. Open sores (type of ulcers) will develop within the colon as a result of a patient having this […]

Gastritis symptoms

Gastritis is a group of conditions affecting the stomach; in one way or another, the lining of the stomach will be inflamed. There are two different types of gastritis (acute and chronic) and various causes. The most common cause is due to an infection with the same bacteria that causes stomach ulcers; other factors that […]

Liver cleanse diet

Cleansing the liver is one of the most beneficial things that you can purposely do for your body. Since the liver is the body’s detoxifying machine, it is essential to keep it “oiled” and in perfect working condition so it can perform optimally. Its job is to rid the body of chemicals, toxins, and other […]

Gastroparesis treatment

Gastroparesis is a condition that causes the stomach to not be able to be empty due to the stomach being unable to move and function properly. The condition is often caused as diabetes but it is also common preceding a surgical procedure to the stomach. Simply put, gastroparesis is a term that describes a weak […]

Gall Bladder Diet

The gall bladder is an organ which is situated close to your liver. It is a very important organ as it is responsible for some of the most essential human functions. It is mostly used for storing digestive juice and concentrating it. The digestive juice is also a very important part of a body’s functionality […]

Flax seed colon cleanse

There are many products on the market today that are designed to help clean the colon. Cleansing the colon on a regular basis is such an important part of maintaining a healthy body. With an unhealthy colon, your body cannot function at its maximum potential. Instead, your body is slowly poisoned with all sorts of […]

Acid reflux treatment

Even if you have never suffered from acid reflux disease (sometimes known by its scientific name of gastroespohageal reflux disease or GERD) you likely don’t like the sound of the disease. For one, it makes food less enjoyable! And if the obesity epidemic scientists are always warning Americans about is real, then Americans love to […]

Peptic ulcer symptoms

We have all seen those old television shows where a character, usually a stressed out father figure or a harried boss type character, moans “Oh! If you don’t cut it out, you are going to give me an ulcer.” Generally these characters say that while clutching their stomach and moaning. Well, there’s a reason you […]

Stomach ache remedies

The digestion and assimilation of all food takes place in the stomach. The stomach is a vital organ which is connected to the intestinal tract. The enzymes and gastric acids in the stomach break down the food particles. As food is broken down it is then passed on to the intestinal tract where it the […]

Gallbladder attack symptoms

Gallbladder is a muscle around the abdominal area of a human body which releases bile juice into the intestine when it contracts. Now, most people have gone through abdominal pain at some points of their lives, and the precarious moments of excruciating pain is exactly how a typical gallbladder symptoms attack. One might be ignoring […]

Stomach virus treatment for children

Stomach virus is a viral attack that causes inflammation in the stomach and affects the small intestine. Stomach virus is more appropriately known as stomach flu, although it is not caused by Influenza virus. Stomach flu may result from food or metal poisoning or from toxins in certain food or seafood. It may also be […]

Acid reflux causes

Acid reflux refers to heartburn, which is a result of blood or food not being digested properly. Blood could back up in the heart valve if there is a problem with the valve. This may occur if foods travel towards your mouth after they already reach your stomach. Acid reflux is a condition that anyone […]

Gastroparesis symptoms

Gastroparesis is simply a weak stomach; if you break the word apart, that is exactly what you get—gastro meaning stomach and paresis meaning impaired movement. The result of this weak stomach is delayed emptying of the stomach’s contents. It sounds very serious, but is rather easily treatable. However, recognizing the symptoms is the key to […]

Natural stool softener

Constipation is a common but neglected problem. For instance, only a few people know what the causes of constipation are. And the number of people who understand the mechanism that leads to constipation is even lower. So, what is constipation? It is a condition characterized by “hard” stool. This hard stools travels slowly through the […]

Heartburn and indigestion

It is fairly common after eating a big meal, or eating food that doesn’t quite agree with you, to notice the initial signs of indigestion. However is it actually indigestion that you are feeling, or could it be heartburn? Both these conditions are caused by the actual way that you eat and indeed the way […]

Helicobacter pylori infection

Helicobacter pylori is a stomach infection. It is classified as a microaerophilic bacterium. It is responsible for most cases of peptic ulcers. This bacteria existence in the human body is very common. 20% people of the age of 40 are affected by this where almost 50% of people over 60 have it this bacterium. One […]

Gastric ulcer symptoms

A gastric or stomach ulcer is an area in the lining of the stomach muscle that has become eroded or raw. It is estimated that approximately ten percent of the world’s population will at some time in their lives develop a gastric ulcer. Gastric ulcers develop when acids and digestive juices in the stomach cause […]

IBS symptoms

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a functional bowel disorder. Also called spastic colon, IBS is a disorder characterized by a number of symptoms. IBS symptoms include chronic abdominal pain and discomfort, bloating and changes in bowel movements that do not seem to have an organic cause. IBS symptoms may, in some cases, be relieved […]

Diverticulitis symptoms

People of both genders who are over the age of 50 are more at risk of developing diverticulitis symptoms than younger people are. It is important to know what the diverticulitis symptoms are, especially if you are older because an estimated 60% of all Americans who reach the age of 80 will suffer from diverticulitis. […]

Indigestion remedies

Indigestion is a very common problem in the world today. The medical terminology for indigestion is dyspepsia. What makes this problem occur is when too much stomach acid starts churning around in the stomach and then splashes or moves up into the esophagus. This causes pain, bloating, burning, a feeling of fullness, and a sour […]

GERD symptoms

GERD is the common term used for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. It is better known as acid reflux, and it affects a significant percentage of the population, especially during middle and old age. Other especially susceptible groups are pregnant women and the obese. You will also likely experience GERD if you are stressed. To put it […]

Stomach flu symptoms

The medical term for stomach flu is viral gastroenteritis. In the United States there are about 50,000 Americans who are hospitalized every year for stomach flu and stomach flu symptoms. The most common cause for stomach flu is the rotavirus and other well-known stomach flu viruses. The stomach flu is very contagious. It is common […]

Anal fissure treatment

Fissures, also known as anal fissures, are characterized as minor tears in your anus lining. The tears are sometimes on the outside of the anus but can be slightly inside as well. Usually the fissures stretch to the internal anal sphincter which is basically a muscular ring. Fissures can cause quite a bit of pain […]

Natural colon cleanser

Naturally cleaning out the colon, or large intestine, is a practice that is decades old. Colon cleansing techniques include teas, enzymes, colon irrigation, and more. Colon irrigation is one that has to be done in a doctor’s office (although it is still natural) and the others can be done in the comfort of your own […]

Lymphocytic colitis

A common type of bowel inflammation that affects the colon that was first discovered by medical doctors in Sweden in 1976 is called lymphocytic colitis. This is a condition where you experience chronic, watery diarrhea. This is a non bloody diarrhea. This condition is diagnosed in about 2 out of 100,000 older people in industrialized […]

Ulcerative colitis cure

If you are seeking an ulcerative colitis cure, you understand what an unpleasant and debilitating disease it is. For those less familiar, ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the bowel. It causes pain, inflammation and the formation of sores in the colon and rectum. Unfortunately colitis is a chronic condition but you still have […]

Barrett’s esophagus

Barrett’s esophagus is a medical condition that silently settles in without any sort of symptoms whatsoever. It is caused by acid reflux and it can have some very ominous complications. The human body, just like any other living thing in nature, relies on some pretty intricate mechanisms meant to keep it healthy. Our immune system […]

Colonoscopy preparation

Having a colonoscopy is one of the most important things you can do for your health. Many people refuse to have a colonoscopy because they are embarrassed or think that it will hurt. Some people are just uneducated about the importance of having the procedure. So many lives are saved each year because of this […]

Haital hernia treatment

Haital hernia patients do not usually require any treatment in absence of symptoms. However, persistent symptoms like heartburn and acid reflux may call for surgery or medications. Sometimes the symptoms can be reduced by adapting to simple lifestyle changes which include avoiding cigarettes, limiting caffeine intakes, controlling diet, avoiding alcohol, wearing loose clothing around the […]

Coeliac disease

There is almost nothing worse than a gastrointestinal disorder. When your intestines are infected with bacteria and disease, you are kept captive from enjoying life and instead must suffer with cramps, diarrhea, bloating and other unpleasant, and uncontrollable, symptoms. Unfortunately, this is something that sufferers of coeliac disease are all too familiar with. What is […]

Hiatal hernia symptoms

If you are suffering from a hiatal hernia, symptoms may not present themselves immediately. This is a problem that occurs when there is a weakness in the diaphragm of the upper stomach. One of the reasons that hiatal hernia symptoms may not be immediately recognized is that they often take the form of heartburn. For […]

Acid reflux symptoms

Acid reflux is a common condition that affects as many as 36% of all Americans. The common term for acid reflux is heartburn. Heartburn occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter fails to remain closed and allows food from the stomach back into the esophagus. When undigested food in your stomach goes back up into the […]

Internal hemorrhoids symptoms

Hemorrhoids are not a very pleasant thing to have, but fortunately, they aren’t often serious or a danger to your health. Thanks to many modern living conveniences, hemorrhoids have actually become less of an issue over the years. However, they still occur and they still are painful, even if we do have ways of making […]

Obstructive jaundice

There are many symptoms that are caused by liver disease and jaundice is one of the most common. One of the signs of obstructive jaundice is having a yellowish tint to the skin and to the whites of the eyes. Obstructive jaundice also causes very dark colored urine and pale colored stools. Fever, chills, abdominal […]

Heartburn symptoms

Suffering from heartburn can be extremely uncomfortable and hard to live with. Many people suffer from the occasional bout of heartburn after eating something that did not settle well with them, however there are many people who suffer with chronic heartburn after eating just about anything. Whether it is the occasional case of heartburn or […]

Appendicitis in children

When a child falls ill it can sometimes be hard to determine the actual problem. Often children have a hard time describing exactly what is bothering them or just how severe the pain really is. This makes our job as parents a little hard at times. What can be mistaken as a regular stomach ache […]

Dysentery symptoms

Dysentery is a collective term for a collection of different bacterial disorders that affect the digestive system, although it most often is used to refer to the inflammation of the intestine or colon. Dysentery has a number of different complications and symptoms, most of which are very unpleasant. It also can be fatal if it […]

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is one of the most common gastrointestinal disorders. It affects as many as one in five adults today in the United States. Women are far more likely to develop irritable bowel syndrome than men are. Around half of the people who develop irritable bowel syndrome will contract this disorder around the age […]

Barrett’s syndrome

Few people have heard of Barrett’s Syndrome because it is not that common of a condition, but for those who have it, it can be a serious problem. Barrett’s Syndrome is a condition that affects the esophagus, the tube that carries the food from your mouth to your stomach. Barrett’s Syndrome takes the cells that […]

Anal fissure surgery

You might not have ever heard about anal fissures, but they can be truly problematic and painful for those people who suffer from them. An anal fissure is a tear in the skin found in the anal skin that is close to the anus opening, and many times this tear can extend down into the […]

Celiac disease symptoms

Celiac disease is a condition caused by eating protein gluten, a type of gluten found in cookies, pasta, bread, pizza crust, and many other types of food that contain barley, rye, or wheat. If people with this digestive condition eat any kind of food that has gluten in it, they will experience an immune reaction […]

Black stools cause

While we no longer live in the Victorian age, full of inflexible morals and strict manners, there are still some things that we often find it hard to talk about. This especially includes medical issues. To most people, while we are now more generally educated about medical matters than ever, speaking about sensitive medical issues […]

Cirrhosis symptoms

Cirrhosis is a condition affecting the liver, largely caused as a result of chronic liver disease. Brought on primarily by alcoholism, there are extensive reasons for cirrhosis, many of which remain unknown. Other major causes include hepatitis B and C, fatty liver disease, and causes related to insulin resistance causing fatty liver. Cirrhosis is a […]

Inguinal hernia

When a part of the small intestines bulges through a weak area in the lower abdominal muscle the condition is called an inguinal hernia. Sometimes intra-abdominal fat can also bulge through this weak abdominal muscle in the groin area. The groin area is between the abdomen and the thigh. There is an inguinal ring in […]

Digestive enzymes supplements

Digestive enzymes are necessary for the proper functioning and maintenance of a healthy body. People who have insufficient amounts of digestive enzymes are more susceptible to metabolic diseases and disorders. Digestive enzymes are needed to efficiently break down and process the foods that we eat. As one ages digestive enzyme production in the body decreases. […]

Appendicitis symptoms

Appendicitis symptoms are often vague and unspecific. Diagnosing appendicitis can be a challenge to doctors since the symptoms are very non specific. The appendix is a 3 ½ inch tube-shaped tissue that extends from the large intestine. It produces antibodies. Its exact function in the body is not yet known. However, people do not need […]

Celiac disease diet

A celiac disease diet is a gluten free diet. In fact a Celiac disease diet is a lifetime diet and it is the only way to treat Celiac disease. People who have Celiac disease suffer serious physical and emotional reactions when they eat food containing gluten. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder of the digestive […]

Gall bladder symptoms

The gall bladder, also known by its scientific name, cholecyst, is one of what doctors and medical scientists call the body’s “non-vital” organs. This non-vital organ serves to aid the body in its digestive processes and also stores a substance called bile which is originally produced in the liver. Because of its functions, it should […]

Hemorrhoid relief and treatment

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins that are located in and around the anus, the anal canal and the rectum. These veins are engorged with blood They can be located internally along the wall of the anus and the lower portion of the intestines. These types of hemorrhoids are called internal hemorrhoids. They can also protrude from […]

Diarrhea causes

Diarrhea can be brought on by many different reasons. Most people have experienced several bouts of diarrhea in their lifetime. But what causes diarrhea? First it is important to understand how our body works and why diarrhea can occur. When we eat food, our bodies turn the food into liquid form in order for it […]

Constipation treatments

For anyone who suffers from constipation, you know very well how uncomfortable and frustrating it can be. Constipation is a term used when the body fails to move the digested food waste through the intestine and out of the body. This can be mild or severe and in some cases cause serious pain, bloating and […]

Stomach ulcer symptoms

When most people refer to stomach ulcers they are referring to both gastric ulcers which can form in the stomach itself and to duodenal ulcers which can form in the first twelve inches of the small intestine that leads out of the bottom portion of the stomach. An ulcer is an area of the lining […]

Gallstone pancreatitis

The pancreas is an organ that produces hormones, such as insulin, as well as digestive juices. It is located in the back middle part of the abdomen. When something causes the pancreas to become inflamed it is usually referred to as having acute pancreatic. Acute pancreatic can be cause by different things but is normally […]

Diarrhea treatment

What is diarrhea? Diarrhea is something that we have all experienced at one time or another. It is very loose watery stools that come on very quickly. They are usually associated with abdominal cramping and may be accompanied with vomiting as well. Having diarrhea means having to go to the bathroom more often than usual. […]

Gallstone symptoms

Having a gallstone can be extremely painful and frustrating. If you think you may have a gallstone or your doctor has told you that you have gallstone you may be wondering exactly what that means and what a gallstone is. First it is important to understand the nature of how the gallbladder works in order […]

Acid reflux disease

Acid reflux disease is a very common condition. It is also referred to as GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. This condition is caused when acid from the stomach comes back up the esophagus causing damage or inflammation to the lining of the esophagus. Alongside the acid is the pepsin, which is the enzyme used to […]

Ulcerative colitis treatment

If you have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, then you have an inflammatory bowel disease. This is often referred to as IBD. Ulcerative colitis causes chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. It causes abdominal pain and diarrhea. Another type of inflammatory bowel disease is Crohn’s disease. Both of these conditions can be hard to manage […]

Lactose intolerance

When a person has a lactose intolerance it means their body is unable to digest lactose. Lactose is the sugar found in milk and milk products. A person that has lactose intolerance will suffer from gastrointestinal discomfort after consuming lactose. Not everyone suffers from this condition. The people who suffer from lactose intolerance lack the […]

Hiatal hernia

A hiatal hernia is a common condition that is caused when the upper part of the stomach protrudes through the opening in the diaphragm and into the esophagus. For most people, small hiatal hernias do not cause too much trouble and can often go undetected until a doctor finds it when checking for other conditions. […]

Gastritis

There are many people around the world that are suffering from the condition Gastritis. Gastritis is a term used to describe problems regarding the lining of the stomach. This condition includes acute or chronic irritation, inflammation and erosion of the stomach. Acute gastritis means the symptoms come on suddenly. Chronic gastritis means that the symptoms […]

Liver jaundice

Inside our bodies we have several organs, all with important jobs to do. The liver is an organ that is responsible for eliminating toxins and waste products from our blood. It is also responsible for producing and secreting bile into the digestive tract to help digest our dietary fats. One of the toxins that the […]

Irritable bowel disease

If you are someone who has suffered from irritable bowel syndrome then you know how frustrating and discomforting this disease can be. There are a whole host of symptoms that can come with this problem, including pain in the abdomen, cramping, gas, constipation, diarrhea, and bloating. This is because irritable bowel disease affects the large […]

Pancreatitis

What is pancreatitis? This is a disease process in which the pancreas becomes inflamed. The pancreas is an organ that sits behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. It is responsible for producing enzymes that help metabolize or break down sugar in the food that we eat. It also helps aid in other digestive processes. […]

Constipation

Constipation can be one of the most uncomfortable conditions that you are ever likely to experience. It is medically considered as constipation if you have fewer than three bowel movements in a week. People who are constipated will find it difficult to eliminate the hard and dry stools that are common with this condition. One […]

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis is a condition that is characterized by pouches that form in the colon that are infected or inflamed. There is no known cause for the condition, but a low fiber diet is thought to contribute to it. A diet that is low in fiber will cause the colon to work harder than it should […]

Chronic pancreatitis

You may not know what chronic pancreatitis is, but in a nutshell it is when the pancreas goes through a persistent inflammation that causes the organ to change its functions, and can even alter the normal shape and size of the pancreas. If you are someone who thinks that they are suffering from chronic pancreatitis, […]

Gallstone treatment

Suffering from gallstones can be very painful and frustrating. People suffering from gall stones can have a broad range of symptoms. Some may not feel any pain or discomfort at all when others can get so sick from the pain that they go to the hospital for help. If you suffer from gall stones you […]

Peptic ulcer

Being diagnosed with peptic ulcers is very common. Nearly 10% of Americans are diagnosed with having peptic ulcers sometime throughout their lives. A peptic ulcer is an open sore inside the lining of the stomach, esophagus or small intestine. A person with a peptic ulcer will most likely suffer from abdominal pain, which is the […]

Hemorrhoid treatment

Although the topic of hemorrhoids can be one that causes people to become uncomfortable, it is also important to know that over half the population has dealt with some sort of hemorrhoid by the time they hit the age 50, so you are definitely not alone. Before discussing the different types of treatments for hemorrhoids […]

Stomach flu

The Stomach Flu, or gastroenteritis, is one of the most common illnesses besides the common cold and influenza. A mild case may last a short 24 hours or a longer case can linger in your system for quite a few days. The worst of the symptoms usually will come on quite suddenly but can pass […]

Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a blood born virus that is rarely symptomatic but can lead to massive liver failure. It is caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and is transmitted via blood to blood contact. Just like an ordinary STD, the HCV can spread via several different methods. Some of the problems associated with HCV […]

Hepatitis B

The term hepatitis means inflammation of the liver and there are a variety of reasons that the liver can become inflamed. Infection, immune system disorders, alcohol abuse, medications or toxic materials are just some of these reasons. When you are diagnosed with hepatitis B, it has been caused by exposure to the hepatitis B virus. […]

Celiac disease

Celiac disease is a lifelong digestive disease that causes damage to the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. Those that suffer from celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, wheat protein, rye, or barley. When people with celiac disease eat foods containing these ingredients, their immune system responds by destroying their villi. […]

Heartburn remedies

For those that suffer from heartburn it can be very frustrating. People often suffer from chronic heartburn or maybe just the occasional heartburn associated with eating certain foods. No matter what causes your heartburn, I’m sure you are ready to find some relief. There are several different ways to treat heartburn. Some may work for […]

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, also commonly referred to as acid reflux disease, is a condition where stomach acid is leaked back into the esophagus due to a problem with the “seal” that keeps stomach acid in the stomach and away from the esophagus. Many times, just a small leak in the lower esophageal sphincter can be […]

Fecal incontinence

Fecal incontinence is when someone is unable to control their own bowel movements. This can cause liquid or soft stool to leak from the rectum. This may be a minor thing such as a small amount of leakage when someone is passing gas or may be as bad as someone losing all of their bowel […]

Gallbladder removal surgery

The gall bladder is a small organ located under the liver that is used to store bile. Our liver produces bile that is used to digest the fats in our diets, and our gallbladder helps to store the bile until it is needed. Often times our bile consists of too much cholesterol and this causes […]

Baby constipation

As a parent we want nothing more than for our babies to be happy and healthy. However, there are times in which we notice our little one feeling a bit uncomfortable due to constipation. If you have a little one that is constipated you may or may not notice any signs of constipation other than […]

Crohn’s Disease

There are those of us that are blessed with perfect health and for that we should be extremely thankful because for every person that is lucky enough to live without disease there are hundreds that are not. Within the realm of disease, there are both acute and chronic conditions that are curable and unable to […]

Lower abdominal pain

If you are suffering from lower abdominal pain then you may be having a lot of problems functioning because this type of pain can be greatly debilitating. However, it is almost impossible for you to diagnose this type of pain without going to a doctor because there are so many factors involved in lower abdominal […]

Constipation herbal remedies

One of the most common and also the most troublesome, health problems that people have to deal with on a regular basis is constipation. We may not like to talk about it, but having slow bowels can be a sign of a larger problem in our diet. There are so many chemicals and additives in […]