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.
How can the common stomach flu affect your kidneys? Be warned of this unexpected outcome of a seemingly common disease!
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.
Have you examined your stools / poo lately? Perhaps you should. This article explains what you might see in the toilet, and what it might mean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Disposable colostomy bags are closed pouches. Unlike the drainable types that you can empty, they need to be changed often. Here, you’ll learn the pros and cons of these types of ostomy appliances.
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.
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.