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FODMAPs (Low FODMAP Diet for IBS)

FODMAPs (Low FODMAP Diet for IBS)

FODMAP foods for IBS, definition, and facts A low FODMAP dietary plan can help ease IBS symptoms. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, and Polyols, which are short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that are poorly absorbed by the body, resulting in abdominal pain and bloating. FODMAPs occur in some foods naturally or as […]

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Laxatives for Constipation

Laxatives for Constipation

Laxatives and constipation definitions and facts Fruits and vegetables can act as natural laxatives. The definition of constipation is infrequent bowel movements that may be painful or difficult, along with hard stool. Common causes of constipation include diets low in fiber, side effects of medications (such as narcotics, antidepressants, iron supplements, calcium channel blockers and […]

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Hiccups

Hiccups

Source: Getty Images Hiccup definition and facts A hiccup is a sudden, involuntary contraction (spasm) of the diaphragm muscle. When the muscle spasms, the vocal cords snap shut, producing the hiccup sound. Common causes of hiccups include: eating too quickly, eating or drinking too much, diseases that irritate the nerves that control the diaphragm, abdominal […]

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Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)

Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)

Kidney Stone Treatment Most kidney stones eventually pass from the kidney through the ureter and bladder and finally through the urethra on their own. However, treatment is often required for pain control from kidney stones as they pass. The consumption of ample fluids helps facilitate the passage of kidney stones, but even with plentiful fluid […]

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Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)

Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)

Source: iStock Abdominal pain definition and facts Abdominal (belly) pain is pain or discomfort that is felt in the part of the trunk below the ribs and above the pelvis. It comes from organs within the abdomen or organs adjacent to the belly. It is caused by inflammation, distention of an organ, or by loss […]

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Adopt a Diet That’s Good for Your Gut

Adopt a Diet That’s Good for Your Gut

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Digestion News FRIDAY, July 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Having “friendly” bacteria in your digestive system is important for good health. They help the body extract nutrients from food, and boost the immune system in the fight against inflammation and many diseases associated with it. Gut microbes do much better […]

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Colitis

Colitis

Source: Getty Images Colitis definition and facts Colitis refers to inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. There are numerous causes of colitis including infection, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are two types of IBD), ischemic colitis, allergic reactions, and microscopic colitis. Symptoms of colitis depend upon the cause and may […]

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Kidney Pain

Kidney Pain

Source: Getty Images Kidney pain definition and facts The function and purpose of the kidneys are to remove excess fluid and waste products from the body. The kidneys are organs that are located in the upper abdominal area against the back muscles on both the left and right side of the body. Kidney pain and […]

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Health Tip: Living With Celiac Disease

Health Tip: Living With Celiac Disease

(HealthDay News) — Celiac disease is an overactive immune system disorder affecting about 1 in 100 people worldwide, says the Celiac Disease Foundation. Latest Digestion News People with celiac disease may well damage their intestines by eating foods that contain gluten. Currently, the only treatment is a strict gluten-free diet. Foods with wheat, rye or […]