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Category Archives: Conditions

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 […]

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 […]

As with other malignant diseases, early detection is an essential tool in treating cancers of the digestive tract. Fortunately, those portions of the digestive tract near the beginning and end can be more readily examined, making early detection for conditions such as anal cancer a real possibility. Understanding the risks for developing anal cancer can […]

A diagnosis of liver damage can come as something of a surprise, particular to those without a history of excess alcohol intake. While alcohol may be a well-known cause of liver disease, it is not the only one. Learning more about the sources of and treatments for fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis can help make […]

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