All of us can suffer from an upset tummy after overindulging, occasionally get constipated, or develop excess gas and heartburn. When this happens, we take an over-the-counter medication and usually forget about it. When these incidents begin to occur more frequently, it’s time to pay attention to signs you may have poor digestive health.Read More »Signs You May Have Poor Digestive Health
You have probably heard a lot lately about keeping a balance in your life. Specifically, we mean working too much vs. relaxation. Your gut needs that balance too. We’re talking about good bacteria versus bad bacteria, which leads us to the question: are probiotics good for my GI health?
Seeing blood after moving your bowels can be worrisome, but there are many conditions which might cause this and not all are serious or life threatening. However, in some circumstances a trip to a gastroenterologist might be in order. Let’s find out when to see a gastroenterologist for rectal bleeding.
Should I see a Gastroenterologist if I have chronic constipation? Turn on your TV and you’re bound to see endless ads espousing relief from constipation. Companies wouldn’t be spending that much money if constipation wasn’t a common problem, but there’s a difference between occasional constipation and a more serious concern – chronic constipation.
When we hear the word “natural,” it is easy to assume it is something perfectly healthy that Digestive Health Services would approve. Not so fast. Never assume that labeling something as healthy means it’s actually good for you. This is especially true when it comes to a “natural” colon cleanse because there are some important health and safety warnings for a natural colon cleanse you should know.
We all want to be those people, right? The ones who maintain the perfect diet and have the most consistent bowel movement schedule, never having to worry about anything going wrong. While it’s ideal, it’s certainly the exception to the rule. But, that doesn’t mean that you should always have abnormal stool!
If you’re seeing different abnormal colors, here are some potential causes.
Polyps usually grow on the lining of the colon, but they can develop anywhere in the large intestine. Most polyps are benign growths and have few if any symptoms. Overtime if they become larger, they can become cancerous, and certain symptoms will appear.
The gallbladder is a tiny sac-like organ no larger than four inches located just below the liver. As long as it is functioning properly, most of us don’t even know it’s there. When there is a gallbladder issue, it can cause mild to severe pain and a number of other problems.
Here’s some useful information, including the purpose of the gallbladder, the common signs of gallbladder problems and typical symptoms and pains that accompany those problems.
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects approximately 1.4 million Americans.
It causes an abnormal response that triggers inflammation in the digestive tract.. Though Crohn’s disease is hard to diagnose, the most common symptoms include watery diarrhea, bloody stools, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue and low iron levels. Much like a lot of GI conditions, certain foods don’t affect people in the same ways. But, there are a few foods that should be avoided, especially if you’re in the middle of a flare-up.
Heartburn is a very common symptom of acid reflux and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD. It typically starts with a burning sensation in your chest which can become quite painful.
Most of us have had heartburn at least once in our lives, but when it becomes a frequent occurrence and interrupts our sleep, we should take notice and figure out the causes.
The simple fact is that what and how much we eat and drink can contribute to painful heartburn or acid reflux. Not everyone has the same triggers, so our approach will stress common foods to avoid and helpful substitutes.