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Treatment for Constipation

A review of common treatment for constipation methods and preventative measures including diet, exercise, hydration, medications, laxatives, herbal remedies, improving bowel habits, and colon cleansing.

Stress and Constipation

Stress and constipation often go hand in hand. Learn about the causes and dangers of stress and how stress can lead to constipation. Includes details on fighting stress and reducing your constipation.

Irritable Bowel

Did you know it’s estimated that 20-30% of Americans suffer from some from of a digestive disorder? Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most common disorders afflicting Americans. Learn more about the symptoms and causes of IBS, as well as what you can do to manage an Irritable Bowel.

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IBS Treatment

Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome can be overwhelming. No cure has been found for IBS, but doctors understand that there are different options for IBS Treatment. Learn more about which medications are best for IBS Symptoms, as well as natural IBS treatment options.

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Candida

Candida is a medical condition characterized by mold inhabiting the body. Learn about the its symptoms and the negative effects it has on your body.

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Collagenous Colitis and Lymphocytic Colitis

Inflammatory bowel disease is a general name for diseases that cause inflammation in the intestines. Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are two types of bowel inflammation that affect the colon (large intestine). They are not related to Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, which are more severe forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Bleeding in Digestive Tract

Bleeding in the digestive tract can come from a number of different internal organs such as the esophagus, stomach, liver, or intestines. Learn how to properly identify this condition.

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Causes of Diarrhea

Diarrhea can be both embarrassing and inconvenient. It can also be very dangerous to your health. Learn more about the causes of diarrhea in children, infants and adults, and what you can do to prevent future infections.

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Short Bowel Syndrome

Short bowel syndrome is a group of problems affecting people who have had half or more of their small intestine removed. The most common reason for removing part of the small intestine is to treat Crohn’s disease.

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Mucoid Plaque

The colon normally produces a kind of specialized mucus to protect itself against unhealthful foods. Mucoid plaque, on the other hand, occurs as a result of an unhealthy colon and can lead to chronic constipation over time. Learn about other negative effects and treatment of this digestive condition.

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Fecal Compaction

Fecal compaction, also know as impaction, occurs when hardened waste matter obstructs natural bowel function. Although this condition occurs for many reasons, diet appears to play a key role in promoting constipation, which is the forerunner of compaction. Learn about the symptoms, causes, and treating this digestive disorder.

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Rapid Gastric Emptying

Rapid gastric emptying, or dumping syndrome, happens when the lower end of the small intestine (jejunum) fills too quickly with undigested food from the stomach. “Early” dumping begins during or right after a meal. Symptoms of early dumping include nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, and shortness of breath. “Late” dumping happens 1 to 3 hours after eating. Symptoms of late dumping include weakness, sweating, and dizziness. Many people have both types.

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