Many people have a container of Epsom salt in their house and literally have no idea what to do with it or why it’s there. Perhaps it was there when they moved in; or, maybe a family member left it there one day. Either way, it sits under the kitchen sink purposeless and unused. However, [...]
Health Articles About Gastroenterology
If you’re feeling backed up, there are few products as effective as senna. In fact, doctors and hospitals sometimes will use a senna laxative to prep surgery patients to effectively clean out the intestines. This fact alone should clue you into how potent of a log unclogger it truly is, however, if you still have [...]
Nobody likes to spend any more time than they need to in the bathroom, but for people stuck pondering the causes of constipation while they’re bonding with the loo, it may be an unavoidable fate. Many things that people do during the day can lead to a backed up chute, but there are well known [...]
The lining of the large intestine is the targeted body part of ulcerative colitis, a condition characterized by inflammation of this critical digestive system component. While the full spectrum of ulcerative colitis causes is wholly unknown, there are some suggestive insights into potential sources of this form of chronic colitis.
Frequent diarrhea is the primary symptom of lymphocytic colitis, and given that it’s one of the most dreaded digestive tract symptoms imaginable, lifestyle and dietary changes are often more than welcomed if able to prevent and reduce this bowel drama. While medication is often employed to treat microscopic colitis
Excessive diarrhea is characteristic of collagenous colitis, or inflammation of the colon. While frequent trips to the bathroom are inconvenient and unappealing, thankfully this ailment is often easily remedied with medication and diet and lifestyle changes. Sufferers of chronic colitis will be told about plenty of things not to include in a collagenous colitis diet,
C. diff colitis is a common occurrence in hospitals and nursing homes. In fact, you have almost a 10% chance of ending up with it if you are in the hospital for 2 days or more. C Diff bacteria hangs out on everything, and a variant is even caused by antibiotics overuse. This infectious colitis [...]
Treating green stools in adults and children along with diarrhea can be simply and easy if you have the right tools. Doctors generally advise those suffering from loose stools to take it easy until they completely regain their strength, but there are also other foods and beverages that can be consumed to help speed up [...]
Diarrhea during pregnancy is usually harmless, but it can actually lead to major complications if it remains untreated during the later stages of pregnancy. Occasionally having a bout of loose or runny stools is not technically categorized as diarrhea during pregnancy.
Diarrhea can occur as an isolated incident and it can also cause patients issues for an extended period of time. In either case, following the diarrhea diet will help you to stay hydrated and avoid serious medical complications. Diarrhea can occur in babies, toddlers, adults and the elderly for many different reasons. In most cases, [...]
If you are a new parent, you might be alarmed when you change your baby’s diaper and see bright yellow diarrhea. Rest assured that babies are actually supposed to excrete bowel movements that are soft and yellow in color. However, adults that have yellow diarrhea may indeed have something to worry about.
An umbilical hernia in adults sounds like someone forgot to do something at the hospital before your proud mom and pop took you home when you were just a day or two old. Such is not the case for an umbilical hernia has less to do with your birth date and usually more to do [...]
There are many causes of acid reflux, and symptoms can vary from person to person and acid reflux symptoms in women can differ from those in men. But, regardless of the cause or victim, there are common triggers that avoidance of can be beneficial to all sufferers of this burdensome ailment. Below are the most [...]
If you have hiatal hernia pain, one of the most uncomfortable times of the day will most likely be right after you eat. Part of your stomach is somewhere it does not belong, so it makes sense that discomfort follows utilization of the stomach and esophagus. Many people get heartburn after eating, even people who [...]
Even if you have never had heartburn before, you might face it for the first time while pregnant. Pregnancy comes with a nasty list of side effects and as if your hormone swings and weight gain weren’t enough to send you to the edge, you might just end up with acid indigestion as well.
Hernias are loosely defined as body parts that end up where they shouldn’t be. In the case of hiatal hernias, the offending body part would be your stomach as it pokes its upper portion out through a hole in your diaphragm as if to take a look around. Hernias are easily treated with home care,
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (abbreviated as GERD), better known as acid reflux, is a disease whose main and most unpleasant symptom is painful heartburn. Acid reflux refers to the backwards motion of the contents of the stomach sneaking up into the esophagus where it doesn’t belong.
Acid reflux disease (GERD) can include everything from heartburn, dyspepsia and regurgitation and is as common as it is unpleasant. If there is any upside to the vast amount of individuals afflicted with severe acid reflux is that the amount of people affected warrants having a steady amount of research and treatment options.
Think you might have a hiatal hernia? You are not alone. As people age and reach their golden years over half of them will develop a hiatal hernia. Googling your potential condition leaves you with more questions than answers unless you happen to know that the esophageal hiatus is an opening in the diaphragm, which [...]
When you are feeling full from overeating or consuming gassy foods, you may start looking for bloating remedies to ease the discomfort. But what do you take when you are pregnant? While it is true many pregnant women will suffer from excessive gas and bloating during their first and second trimesters, some must bear the [...]