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Category Archives: Conditions

We have written several times here about the condition known as lactose intolerance. Being lactose intolerant means the body has difficulty breaking down and digesting the sugar in milk, also known as lactose. The condition is caused by a deficiency in the enzyme lactase which is produced in the small intestine. Those who are lactose […]

When Should You Visit a Gastroenterologist? People often attribute stomach problems to stress, aging or a diet filled with rich foods. However, stomach pain or digestive issues should never simply be brushed aside and dismissed as being normal. The reality is that any symptoms you’re experiencing could be signs that something is wrong with your […]

Most people are already familiar with the fact that the majority of pregnant women experience some degree of morning sickness. However, some women experience an extreme form of sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy. This is not a condition that can simply be helped with ginger ale and crackers. It is actually a serious and […]

Receiving a new diagnosis for a long-term condition can be something of an emotional roller coaster ride. On the upside, you finally understand what has been causing your health troubles. On the flip side, you many need to adopt some or even many lifestyle changes. Fortunately, learning that your digestive troubles are the result of […]

Delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis is a condition that happens when the stomach takes too long to empty food into your small intestines. The disorder can be caused by an illness such as diabetes, lupus or other conditions. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, which typically includes bloating, nausea, vomiting and heartburn. Moreover, gastroparesis […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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