Digestive Health

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 […]