Gastrointestinal disorder

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor

A gastrointestinal stromal tumor is a type of tumor that is commonly found in the GI tract. There are between 4,500 to 6,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States. The gastrointestinal tumor is not always a cancerous tumor. Sometimes it can be a benign tumor. If the tumor is benign that means […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]


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 […]


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 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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]