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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 […]

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Many people don’t realize that colorectal cancer is the fourth most common cancer affecting people living in the United States. It’s also the second leading cause of cancer-related fatalities. Colonoscopy: Who Should Have One? Colon Cancer Awareness Month exists in order to raise awareness of this highly preventable disease that […]

Types of ulcers Peptic ulcers can occur in several areas of the gastric region: the stomach, the duodenum, or small intestine; or the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers, but both can make ulcer symptoms worse. Smoking and drinking alcohol also can […]

During your pregnancy, you will likely find that you are experiencing more gastric issues than usual. This is a common occurrence for women, but the fact that it’s normal doesn’t make it any less embarrassing or uncomfortable. Why Gas Problems Occur During Pregnancy Pregnancy causes your body to go through many changes. Some of these […]

Gastric ulcers are open sores located in your stomach. Duodenal ulcers are found in the upper section of your small intestine. Both types of ulcers can cause heartburn and stomach pain, but they can become more dangerous if they begin to bleed. Causes of Bleeding Ulcer A bleeding ulcer can be the result of inflammation of the […]

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