Stomach and Digestive - Symptoms

Get Your Fiber without the Gas

Maintaining a fiber-rich diet is a great way to shed unwanted pounds, lower your cholesterol, and keep your bowels functioning normally. Unfortunately, foods high in fiber can also cause increased gas (flatulence). Fortunately, there are ways to eliminate this problem without eliminating the fiber from your meals.

Understanding Appendicitis

Although there is no known essential purpose that the appendix serves, if the appendix becomes inflamed and filled with pus causing appendicitis, the consequences can be deadly unless treated quickly.

3 Common Digestive Conditions

Millions of people each year see their doctor because of digestive problems and, often, there are simple fixes. Talking to your doctor about any problems you may be having can help alleviate worry, reduce your symptoms, and keep your condition in check.

How to Cope with Diarrhea-Predominant IBS

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are all too familiar with its symptoms: Cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, constipation, and diarrhea. But for people with diarrhea-predominant IBS, or IBS-D, diarrhea is the primary symptom. Here, tips to cope.

4 Common Age-Related Pains

While most people “of a certain age” are healthy and living full, productive lives, growing older often comes with a few aches and pains. Not surprisingly, many older adults go through the same changes.

Olive Oil May Protect You Against Ulcerative Colitis

Olive oil has always been known to be protective for heart health, but here is another added benefit.

Pouchitis 101

Diarrhea. Abdominal pain. Fever. Dehydration. If you've ever suffered from something called pouchitis, you're all too familiar with these symptoms. Here, learn how to manage this painful condition.

Could Fluctuating Hormones Be the Cause of Your Bloating?

Bloating is never pleasant, but uncomfortable and irritating. Not only is bloating caused by foods and stress, but can also be induced by hormones. Find out how this happens and what you can do to prevent it.

What You Probably Don't Know About Male Asthma and Cancer

Men who have asthma are less likely to be diagnosed with common forms of cancer than their healthier counterparts. Common asthmatic symptoms such as wheezing, difficulty breathing, and chest discomfort can play an important role to ward off cancer.

Early Symptoms of Bladder Cancer

Bladder cancer is more prevalent than you might realize, although it does not get as much public attention as breast and other types of cancer. Fortunately, bladder cancer is highly treatable when caught early so it pays to be familiar with its common symptoms.

Are Too Many Laxatives Harming Your Health?

While taking an occasional laxative isn't harmful, overuse of laxatives (as well as suppositories and enemas) can lead to some pretty serious complications.

Antibody Test Boosts Celiac Disease Diagnoses

Results from a recent study may give physicians new ammunition in accurately diagnosing celiac disease in kids.

What Can a Gastroenterologist Do for You?

Find out how a visit to this specialist can put you on the road to relief.

What Do Your Bowel Movements Say About Your Health?

While what's considered normal will vary for everyone, knowing what's normal for you can help spot potential problems early on.

Could You Have Celiac Disease?

If left undiagnosed, Celiac Disease can result in potentially serious complications.

Depression and Crohn’s Disease

Depression--it’s not all in your head and it does matter.

Living with an Ostomy

If your doctor has recommended an ostomy, here’s what you need to know.

Clostridium Difficile (CDF) and Crohn’s: What’s the Connection?

This microbe could pose a problem for your condition.

Crohn’s Disease: Complications You Can Avoid

Managing disease complications eases symptoms

The Link between Celiac Disease and Crohn's

Although they are different diseases, Celiac and Crohn’s share similar symptoms and characteristics.

Stomach Ulcers and Crohn's: Does One Cause the Other?

Find how out these two stomach conditions are related.

The Crohn's-Psoriasis Connection

Studies suggest a strong link between Crohn's disease and psoriasis.

Crohn's and Fibromyalgia: What's the Connection?

Crohn’s disease shares symptoms, treatment and possibly causes, with many other illnesses, including fibromyalgia.

Do Vaccines Cause Crohn's?

Learn about the connection between vaccines and this prominent bowel disease.

Could You Have a Magnesium Deficiency?

Many Crohn's patients are deficient in magnesium. If this is the case for you, find out what this could mean for your health.

Eat This Spice To Improve Your Crohn's

Relief for Crohn's disease may be as near as your kitchen cupboard

Crohn's May Be Weakening Your Bones

Osteoporosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease often go hand in hand.

Do You Have a Gluten Allergy?

If you suffer from a range of uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms every time you eat foods containing wheat, rye, malt, barley and oats, a gluten allergy could be to blame for your distress.

Don't Let Your Crohn's Get Out of Control

Here are some realistic steps you can take to help keep your symptoms at bay.

The Food, Exercise, and Digestion Connection

Learn about the important link between the three.
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