Polysorbate 80 is an emulsifier that is added to many foods. Evidence suggests that it may affect bacteria in the intestine and cause gut inflammation.
Laryngotracheal reflux, also known as extra-esophageal reflux, manifests as sinus and allergy symptoms, like stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and cough. If typical sinus and allergy treatment is not working for you, maybe you could discuss reflux with your doctor as a possible diagnosis.
Vomiting is the body's way of eliminating harmful substances that have been ingested, or it can be a reaction to an irritant in the stomach. In most cases, throwing up white foam is not serious.
A bacterium named Helicobacter pylori lives inside the stomach of many people and can cause ulcers and pain. The bacterium resists the body's defence system.
What is it like living with a temporary stoma? Well, it wasn't so bad after all. After the first few weeks, I soon became an expert in managing my colostomy.
Disposable colostomy bags are closed stoma pouches. Unlike the drainable types that you can empty and reuse, the disposable ones need to be changed, sometimes often. Know the pros and cons of this ostomy appliance and find out whether it’ll work great for you, or not.
Although Colon cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, there are many ways to prevent this disease. When all is said and done, it all boils down to controlling and eliminating the presence of colon polyps, the primary cause of colon cancer.
Poop that is covered in white stuff is not normal, but if it only happened once, you're likely okay. If it is reoccurring, it might indicate a serious condition that needs a doctor's attention.
Ostomy bags aren't the only supplies you'll need to manage your stoma. There are other products required without which a proper stoma care is virtually impossible.
Reusable colostomy bags are best for you if you discharge waste frequently. Because they are drainable, you'll not only save money, you will also worry less about disposing of filled pouches.
A capsule endoscopy procedure may be a good, less invasive procedure if the small intestines need to be examined. Learn about the how the procedure works and it's advantages and limitations.
Colostomy patients experience one mishap or another at some point in time; some quite embarrassing! How do you deal with stoma problems and when should you expect them?
The huge bacterial population that lives in our large intestine has important effects on our health. Many of the bacteria are helpful, but some are harmful.
"Gastroparesis is treatable," said the first website I found. I was so relieved—now I would find the answer to my suffering. Unfortunately, it was not going to be that easy.
Having an ostomy shouldn't stop you from traveling long distance. Once the initial stages of acceptance and management have been achieved, you should have had time to adjust to your colostomy.
The term inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) refers to two relatively common digestive disorders: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Learn about the risk factors for developing IBD.