Digestive Health

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 […]

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

There are a lot of diseases and illnesses that people have a problem discussing with her friends and family and then there are some people just won’t discuss with anyone. Some people like to wear their diseases and illnesses as a badge of courage, that is unless they suffer from something like inflammatory bowel disease […]

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a condition that affects the colon and rectum and can make a person’s life completely miserable in the process. Like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis affects the digestive tract and can cause a flare-up capable of forcing a person to suffer from diarrhea that is mixed with blood and is extremely uncomfortable. Ulcerative […]