Stomach and Digestive - Symptoms

Chemo Bath Can Extend Life For Some Patients With Abdominal Cancer

Hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), commonly referred to as the “chemo bath," may offer an alternative option for patients with advanced forms of abdominal cancer.

The Benefits of Mucus in Your Digestive Tract

New research shows mucus may be beneficial in treating chronic digestive disorders. Here's what you need to know.

When You Gotta Go, Go. The Dangers of "Holding It In"

When your body sends a signal that it’s time to use the restroom, you shouldn’t ignore it. Here are some surprising reasons why.

8 Ways to Improve Digestion

You are what you eat. Eat well. Be well.

Fast Fixes for Common Digestive Problems

Is your belly feeling out of whack? These simple tweaks may help.

Diagnosed With Lactose Intolerance? Tips to Cope

Just because you can't tolerate dairy products doesn't mean you can't find delicious substitutes. Here are five tips for dealing with the digestive woe.

Got IBS? Lower Your FODMAPs For Relief

GI specialists say 70 percent of people with IBS can reduce their symptoms by following a low-FODMAP diet. What are FODMAPs, and what role do they play in digestion?

Leaky Gut Syndrome and Its Connection to RA

Some research suggests that leaky gut syndrome, or increased intestinal permeability, is implicated in dozens of diseases including arthritis. Could your diet be to blame?

IBS: Real Condition, Real Symptoms

An estimated 10 to 20 percent of the population is living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). What may be worse: they may also be living with the mistaken notion that it's all in their head.

Is It Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Something Else?

You’ve got the symptoms: Abdominal pain, bloating, changes in bowel habits. But how do you know if it's actually IBS?

Is Heartburn the Same As GERD?

Heartburn is a symptom of GERD. And there’s more to know about how these conditions are distinct.

Simple Steps to Manage Crohn's

You still need to take your medication, but a holistic approach can help control everyday symptoms and may even bring remission.

The Dangers of Untreated, Long-Term Heartburn

Heartburn is just heartburn, right? Maybe. Long-term esophagus irritation increases your risk of some serious conditions and diseases.

Gluten Intolerance: Why It's a Growing Problem

Does it seem like everyone's sensitive to gluten these days? Here's why.

Carcinoid Syndrome: A Silent and Serious Digestive Condition

About two-thirds of carcinoid tumors occur in the GI tract. Learn about symptoms and treatment options.

Key Differences Between IBS Symptoms

Abdominal Distension? Bloating? These IBS symptoms are similar, but there are differences you should know.

The Truth Behind Your Indigestion

Indigestion is indigestion, right? Wrong. By knowing the origins of your upset stomach you'll have a better shot at treating it successfully.

5 Symptoms Men Ignore

Men can prevent health risks by paying attention to changes in their body and seeing their doctor when something isn't right.

When Your Heartburn Outlasts Your Medication

Many different types of medications can be used to treat heartburn. But what works for one person may not work for another.

The Real Reason for Your Upset Stomach?

This sneaky bacterium could be the force behind that queasy feeling. Here's how to eliminate it.

Heartburn and Cancer: Is There a Connection?

Occasional heartburn is no cause for concern. But chronic bouts can be linked to serious health problems, including cancer.

How to Use 10 Powerful Herbs

Suffering from anxiety? Stomach issues? A cold that won’t quit? There’s an herb for you.

Runner's Diarrhea: Why It Happens, How to Avoid It

For many long distance runners and other athletes, diarrhea is an unwanted workout buddy. It affects up to 80 percent of marathoners and other extreme athletes.

Muscle Tone in the Esophagus May Play a Role in GERD

Doctors have discovered that the strength of your esophagus may play a major role in why you have gastroesophageal reflux disease.

American Idol's Casey Abrams: Living Well With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

QualityHealth sat down with American Idol's Casey Abrams to talk about his experience living with ulcerative colitis. Here's what you should know about this chronic, but manageable inflammatory bowel disease.

Your Physical Body Can Determine the Health of Your Digestion

Discover which parts of your body hold clues to how well your digestive tract is functioning.

How to Live With a Gluten Sensitivity

If you found out that you can no longer eat gluten, that doesn't mean your diet must be filled with dull food items from now on. Learn about your delicious gluten-free options so that your digestive system can function well again.

How to Avoid Nighttime Heartburn

Get that overdue good night's rest you need by committing to these essential to-dos. Learn how you should sleep and what foods you should avoid to prevent the burn from ruining your night.

The Link Between IBS and Fibromyalgia

Research shows that as many as 60 percent of IBS patients also have fibromyalgia and as many as 70 percent of fibromyalgia patients have IBS. So what’s the connection? Get the answer here.

What Stomach Pain in Older Adults May Mean

Digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) disorders are common occurrences among those over the age of 50. Take inventory of the digestive symptoms you may have and measure them against these potential digestive conditions.
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