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Common Causes of Diarrhea

Posted - 03/26/2015
Diarrhea is not usually a big concern but instead is a problem that will quickly run its course. It consists of frequent loose, watery stools. One of the most common causes of diarrhea is a viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the stomach flu. In addition, you may find that you have certain food allergies or se...

Don’t Forget the Fiber

Posted - 02/10/2015
Doctors everywhere promote diets high in fiber but fail to explain why. Fiber, in our diet, is usually cellulose, the material that makes up plant cell walls. Our stomachs can't digest it hence why when you eat corn, you can later see it in your stool. The reason this is important is that the fiber acts as a cleaning agent in ou...

How Parents Can Help a Child Prepare for a Gastroenterology Examination

Posted - 01/13/2015
Prepare Children Adults are not the only age group that benefits from visiting a gastroenterologist for digestive problems. There are gastroenterology clinics that understand the specialized needs of children and adolescents. While adults may understand the procedures required during a gastroenterology examination, teenagers an...

Take Your Probiotics!

Posted - 12/11/2014
Health experts are trying to persuade the public to consume more probiotics. They claim that probiotics are actually good for your digestive system. They further suggest that this good bacteria might help you with those more serious stomach problems. Well, the claim must have hit a home-run with food manufacturers. Probiotics ...

Reflux and GERD

Posted - 11/11/2014
If you have heartburn frequently, you may be suffering from acid reflux. If you have a burning sensation in your stomach or chest area along with a bad taste like acid in the back of your mouth, you might have reflux. Other symptoms of reflux may include: -chest pain. -trouble swallowing. -hoarseness. -a persistent dry cough. -a...

Getting Over Colonoscopy Fears

Posted - 10/09/2014
People who have had colonoscopies almost always say the big fear going into it was the unknown. The twilight anesthesia, the procedure, how they would feel afterwards as well as waiting for the results are also common fears. None of these should get in the way of having the procedure done, especially for those who are having gas...
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