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When a doctor identifies celiac disease in a child, the process of health recovery begins. Diagnosis is a “light bulb moment.” Now, there’s an explanation for a child’s chronic abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, or constipation. Diagnosis also reveals the reason for the vomiting, weight loss, and delayed growth that some children exhibit. Gluten Allergy All […]

Not just for science classrooms anymore, microscopes are used in a variety of medical settings for diagnostic purposes. Microscopy has even become an integrated part of endoscopic exams routinely performed by gastroenterologists. Read on to learn more about how real-time microscopic exams have advanced the field of gastroenterology for patients and practitioners alike. What is […]

As of late, research suggests that grilled meats or chicken could be linked to cancer. The issue is said to be connected to carcinogens, which are cancer-causing elements that may form due to grilling methods. The grilling process induces a high temperature that causes the sugars, creatine and amino acids in the meats to react […]

While any bought of diarrhea can seem unbearable, thank your lucky stars if you have never experienced a case of C. difficile diarrhea, a.k.a. “deadly diarrhea.” Find out more about the causes and symptoms of deadly diarrhea and what you can do to prevent and cure this gastrointestinal infection. What causes deadly diarrhea? Clostridium Difficile, also known […]

Gastritis is due to an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Generally there are a large variety of symptoms. Rendering to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms include vomiting or nausea, abdominal pains, a burning pain within or above the stomach, stomach bloating, indigestion, dark stools, hiccups or constant burping. Many experts agree that the main cause […]

The symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are constipation, diarrhea, bloating, and stomach pain. Sufferers are bombarded with advice and alternate diagnoses. People say, “It’s all in your mind,” “You just need to exercise and eat right,” or “Maybe you are lactose intolerant.” The fact is—the mind does affect the symptoms. Stress makes the problem […]

If you are lactose intolerant, it’s very possible that you are not getting the amount of calcium you require to keep your bones strong and healthy. Dairy products are a main source of calcium for most people. For those who cannot take in most dairy products without experiencing stomach upset, however, other healthy ways to […]

Family medical history can be an invaluable tool in assessing one’s own risk of similar conditions. With Lynch syndrome, a condition also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), knowing your family history is not only helpful, it may be life-saving. Understanding Lynch syndrome HNPCC is the most common form of hereditary colon cancer, accounting for up […]

Kale is an increasingly popular vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways such as in salad, soup or steamed. As well, this hearty vegetable can be found in chips and crackers. With thorough research, studies show that kale is not a “new” food after all. In fact, has been a food served […]

In ancient medicine, gall (or bile), was described as one of the four humours. The apparent importance of bile led to the development of expressions like “he has a lot of gall!” to describe someone with ample self-confidence. While its actual role is slightly more humble, bile only comes to attention for most people when […]

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