Stomach and Digestive - Treatments

Angelia Young

When Angelia began experiencing extreme digestive issues, she refused to give up until she recieved a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

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.

11 Natural and Homeopathic Ways to Relieve Diarrhea

Sure, you can reach for pink bismuth, the old standby. But if you're interested in a different approach, keep reading.

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.

Potential New Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

New research gives hope to those struggling with this digestive condition.

4 Foods for a Healthy Colon

Squeamish about the colon cleanse trend? Add these four foods to your diet instead.

8 Ways to Improve Digestion

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

The Lowdown on Low-Residue Diets

Designed to reduce the frequency and volume of stools while prolonging intestinal travel time, low-residue diets typically contain less than 10 grams of fiber per day. Here's more of what you need to know.

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 GERD? A Magnetic Implant May Help

If you have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a promising new treatment may help provide relief from your symptoms.

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?

What Dolphins Can Teach Us About Eating for Health

Dolphins may seem like an unlikely model for improving human diets, but these marine mammals can teach us the importance of quality vs. quantity when it comes to food.

The Health Benefits of Grape Seed Extract

A byproduct of the wine-making process, this supplement possesses powerful antioxidant power.

Should You Do a Cleanse If You Have Cancer?

A cleanse is purported to remove toxins and impurities from the body, but is it compatible with cancer treatment?

Alleviating GERD With Surgery: When to Talk to Your Doctor

The type of treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease depends on your symptoms and its effect on your digestive system. But how do you know if surgery should be considered?

Surgery or Drugs to Address GERD?

Although both treatment options may effectively treat GERD, it's important to weigh the pros and cons of each.

Is Heartburn the Same As GERD?

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

New Hope for Patients With Metastatic Colon Cancer

By studying how colon cancer cells metastasize, German researchers have uncovered a potential new approach to treating this cancer.

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.

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.

Bowel and Pancreatic Cancer Breakthrough

A new test may save thousands of lives by helping doctors diagnose bowel and pancreatic cancers earlier.

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.

Health by the Numbers: Heartburn

Occasional heartburn isn't dangerous, but if it occurs on a frequent basis, it could indicate a more serious health condition. Here's a look at heartburn by the numbers.

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.

What Can Aromatherapy Do for You?

Here's how certain natural scents may help improve your health and overall state of mind.

Probiotics: Beneficial Bacteria

These friendly bacteria can do wonders for your digestive system. Learn how your body can start reaping the benefits.

How to Use 10 Powerful Herbs

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