Stomach and Digestive - Treatments

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.

Understanding Short Bowel Syndrome

Short bowel syndrome refers to a group of problems associated with the poor absorption of nutrients that usually occurs in people who have had half or more of their small intestine surgically removed. So can people with this short bowel syndrome live normal lives?

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.

7 Ways to Banish Bloat

No matter how dedicated you ve been to your diet and exercise routine, bloating can still strike. Here, seven ways to banish it.

Gastroparesis 101

Gastroparesis, also known as delayed gastric emptying, is a stomach disorder. Find out the causes, symptoms, and signs and what you can do to treat it.

What You Should Know About Gallstones

Gallstones are small, hardened deposits of digestive fluid that can develop in the gallbladder. They can range in size from a grain of sand to a golf ball. But how dangerous are they? And who's most at risk?

The Digestive Benefits of Yogurt

Not all yogurt is created equal. Some types don't contain enough of the bacteria you need for a healthy digestive system. To be sure that you're getting plenty of the good stuff, be sure to take certain information into consideration.

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.

5 Cures for Constipation

Here's what to do if irregularity has become a regular thing.

Are Colon Cancer Rates Declining?

Amidst gloomy reports about the rates of cancer, there is a ray of good news. Over the past several decades, the incidence of colon and rectal cancers (colorectal, or CRC) has declined significantly.

6 Ways to Ease a Queasy Stomach

Here are six ways to stop that unpleasant churning--fast.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increases Risk for Blood Clots

Scientists are saying that those with IBD may be 16 times more likely to suffer from dangerous blood clots.

Gene That Helps Control Acid Production is Discovered

Read on to learn more about their findings and how you may be able to start benefiting from their research.

Probiotics May Fight IBD Symptoms

A recent study may be shedding light on a new remedy for IBD.

How Exercise Can Ease Your Crohn's Symptoms

While there are no known cures for Crohn's disease, there are many therapies available to help reduce symptoms and even prompt long-term remissions. One of the most effective options? Exercise.

5 Ulcerative Colitis Food Rules

If you suspect that certain foods are triggering an episode, keep a food journal to spot potential triggers. These suggestions could also help.

5 Life-Threatening Dangers of Peptic Ulcers

While most ulcers can be cured without complications, if left untreated, some can lead to potentially life-threatening complications.

Is Crohn's Affecting Your Appearance?

Learn why Crohn's affects your appearance, plus get tips on how to look like a picture of health.

Peppermint Oil May Ease IBS Symptoms

An analysis of more than a dozen of trials suggests that peppermint oil may be the key to relief.

How Exercising Can Ease Your IBS Pain

Research is showing that exercise can also help relieve some of the painful symptoms associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Crohn's and Pain Medications: A Dangerous Mix

Aspirin and certain other pain medications can actually make Crohn's symptoms worse.

What Causes Stomachaches?

Who hasn't had a stomachache? Find out what causes them.

What You Didn't Know About Diarrhea

Read on for some surprising causes of this common condition, plus get plenty tried-and-true treatments.

Can Vitamin B Benefit Celiac Sufferers?

A recent study has found that vitamin B supplements can increase vitamin B6, B12 and folate levels in celiac disease patients, thus reducing their homocysteine levels.

What Can a Gastroenterologist Do for You?

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

Can Hypnosis Ease Your IBS?

Studies are showing that this mind-body technique may ease the cramping and bloating associated with IBS.

Can Your Genetic Profile Determine Your Crohn's Treatment?

Learn more about a scientific discovery that may change the face of treatment for patients with certain bowel diseases.

Colon Cleansing: Help or Hype?

Is this process really as beneficial as proponents claim it to be? And could it even be dangerous?