Some colostomy patients feel concerned about engaging in water activities and wonder whether it’s possible to go swimming with a colostomy bag on. If it is, how should it be worn to avoid prying eyes from noticing? Find out what you need to do so you can continue to enjoy your favourite watersport.
A ballooning stomach is an indication of chronic constipation, which means your colon needs cleansing. Since the colon breeds bacteria, many diseases can be prevented by cleaning it regularly.
Gassy, bloated tummies and gas cramps are not fun, and cause a strange feeling of discomfort. Here are some of the causes of gassy and bloated stomach and ways you can prevent them.
A bacterium named Helicobacter pylori lives inside the stomach of many people and may cause ulcers and pain. The bacterium can resist the body's defence system.
Laryngotracheal reflux, also known as extra-esophageal reflux, manifests as sinus and allergy symptoms, like stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and cough. If typical sinus and allergy treatment is not working for you, maybe you could discuss reflux with your doctor as a possible diagnosis.
How can the common stomach flu affect your kidneys? Be warned of this unexpected outcome of a seemingly common disease!
Vomiting is the body's way of eliminating harmful substances that have been ingested, or it can be a reaction to an irritant in the stomach. In most cases, throwing up white foam in humans is not serious.
Campylobacter is a bacterium that causes a foodborne illness called campylobacteriosis. Symptoms may include vomiting, stomach cramps, and copious diarrhea.
Stomach flu symptoms cause a lot of people to be hospitalized each year. Here are the major symptoms you should keep an eye on.
Although Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, there is one sure way to prevent this disease. Block the growth of colon polyps, the primary cause of colon cancer.
Poop that is covered in white stuff is not normal, but if it only happened once, you're likely okay. If it is reoccurring, it might indicate a serious condition that needs a doctor's attention.
The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two relatively common digestive disorders: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Learn about the risk factors for developing IBD.
As a coffee lover, I was distressed when I found out that I had Acid Reflux and would need to cut out coffee. After research, I found a few ways that I could still drink coffee without the heartburn.
The huge bacterial population that lives in our large intestine has important effects on our health. Many of the bacteria are helpful, but some are harmful.
Have you examined your stools / poo lately? Perhaps you should. This article explains what you might see in the toilet, and what it might mean.
Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier that is added to many foods. Evidence suggests that it may affect bacteria in the intestine and cause gut inflammation.