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What is constipation?

Constipation is a condition where bowel movements are more difficult to pass or occurs less than usual, such as only three (3) times a week. Most cases of constipation last for a short time only and do not call for any medical emergency. What are the causes? Constipation can be caused by numerous reasons and […]

Dealing with hiatal hernia

A hiatal hernia forms when an area in the stomach moves upward through the diaphragm. The diaphragm has a small opening or hiatus through which the esophagus passes on its way to the stomach. The stomach might push up through the opening and result to a hiatal hernia. Causes of hiatal hernia Weak supportive tissues […]

What is a Stomach Ulcer?

Aching sores that can originate in the stomach lining or small intestines are called stomach ulcers. It is the common visible sign of peptic ulcer disease. It happens when the thick layer of mucus that defends your stomach from digestive juices is lessened; this enables the digestive acids to eat way at the lining tissues […]

How to get rid of gas pains

Intestinal gas pains or bloating is caused by the fermentation of undigested food in the large intestines by the “friendly” bacteria. Fermentation can result to gas which stretches and bloats the intestines and result to discomfort. Foods that cause difficulty in digesting such as insoluble plant fiber, excessive amounts of fructose, gluten protein and milk […]

Abdominal pain in children

Stomach pains are very common conditions experienced by children. Call 911 immediately if the stomach pain is restricting your child’s movement or is making him or her too weak to get up or stand. Disclaimer: This post is for information purposes only. To learn to recognize, provide aid and help manage children with abdominal pain […]