A bacterium named Helicobacter pylori lives inside the stomach of many people. It resists the body's defence system and sometimes causes a stomach or peptic ulcer.
Was it something you ate? Here's a list of healthy foods that cause heartburn symptoms for me. Could they be causing problems for you, too?
There are many ways a doctor can help, but often, they do not know what you should eat or not eat. Here are guidelines to assist in the treatment of ulcerative colitis or Crohn's.
Why do I experience stomachaches after I eat? Is there anything I can do to prevent or alleviate them? Learn the common causes of stomach discomfort after you eat a meal and how to prevent them!
Casein curds in stool worries some people. Is it really something to be worried about? Or is it something that happens sometimes and there’s really nothing to it? Let’s take a closer look at casein, its sources and how the body reacts to it. Casein is one of milk’s major protein contents.
Campylobacter is a bacterium that causes a foodborne illness called campylobacteriosis. Symptoms may include vomiting, stomach cramps, and copious diarrhea.
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.
Stomach flu symptoms cause a lot of people to be hospitalized each year. Here are the major symptoms you should keep an eye on.
Sure, you can get heartburn from a particularly spicy meal, or just by chowing down a bit too generously (Thanksgiving dinner, anyone?). But water?! Yep, even the stuff that's supposed to be good for you in almost all cases can trigger a bout of...
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.
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.
Acid reflux or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition in which acid in the stomach rises up into the esophagus. What follows are 11 foods to avoid if you have acid reflux.
How can the common stomach flu affect your kidneys? Be warned of this unexpected outcome of a seemingly common disease!
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.
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.
Once you understand how the digestive system works, simply putting into practice these four simple rules to shrink the size of your stomach makes perfect sense. Three weeks later? You won't feel so hungry all the time.
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.
Will Crohn's disease shorten your life, and what will life with Crohn's be like? If you want a straight answer, read on.
New colostomy patients who swim worry about engaging in water activities. They wonder if it’s a good idea to swim with a colostomy bag on, and worry about bulging pouches, leakages, the smell, and prying eyes. How to work around these concerns? Find out here
Do you have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's and wonder what the likelihood is that your children will inherit it? This article will break down the causes of these inflammatory bowel diseases and the chances of passing them on to your kids.
All you need to know about living with celiac disease. Discover the cause, symptoms, diagnosis process, possible complications, treatment, and how to help your body heal.
The huge bacterial population that lives in our large intestine is thought to have important effects on our health. Many of the bacteria are helpful, but some are harmful.
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.