Tag: digestive diseases

Fighting Unwanted Weight Loss

Seeing you’re down several pounds or finding your clothes are fitting looser may sound like a good thing—but not when you aren’t trying to lose weight. Unwanted weight loss is of special concern in aging since it could point to an undiagnosed illness, leave you prone to infections or decrease

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders, among them asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. But what is leaky gut?

At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to be tighten woven fabric. The holes allow

Leaky Gut Implicated in Autoimmune Disorders

Leaky gut has been associated with a wide range of disorders including asthma, food sensitivities, psoriasis, allergies, and inflammatory bowel diseases. At its most basic, leaky gut is like having large holes in what is supposed to tightly woven fabric. The holes allow particles, such as toxins and harmful bacteria,

When You Want to Go, But Can’t

Do you have piles of magazines in your bathroom? If so, that might be an indication that you’re spending a little too much time on the commode. How you start your day, however, can help you get things moving in the right direction more quickly.

“Something as simple as walking contracts

New Cures for Chronic Hepatitis C

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 75 percent of the people who have chronic hepatitis C (HCV) are of the baby boomer generation (born between 1945-1965). Most people with HCV feel fine, even though the virus may be slowly damaging the liver.

“Many believe they cannot

What Causes Diarrhea?

What Causes Diarrhea?

Diarrhea is a digestive disorder that happens to just about everyone at some time. Loose, watery stools, cramps, bloating, and frequent bathroom trips are all common symptoms.

So what causes diarrhea? There are all kinds of potential triggers; these are among the most common:

Food intolerances. Lactose intolerance and other conditions that

The Story Of ‘biotics And Your Health

Most people have taken antibiotics to get rid of a bacterial infection. While those medications have their place, it has also come to light that overprescribing and inappropriately taking antibiotics can negatively impact what is now understood to be very important bacterial colonies that live inside our gut and on

How the Brain and Gut Influence Each Other

It’s long been known that psychological stress can exert a heavy toll on the body. Negative thoughts and feelings can trigger a tightening in your chest, shortness of breath, and disturbances in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), is a disorder of the GI tract. It’s referred to

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