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10. Diseases and Disorders of the Rectum and Anus

The final phase of digestion takes place in the last several inches of the colon, which are known as the rectum. This is where stool is stored until being passed during a bowel movement via the anal canal and anus. Even though this is a small area of the entire

1. How Your Digestive System Works

It’s said that you are what you eat. Your diet dictates your overall health and wellbeing. The right foods feed your body the nutrients it needs to maintain an active lifestyle, keep your brain alert, and protect you from illness and disease.

But there is much more going on every time

9. Diseases and Disorders of the Colon

After the small intestine, digested food moves through the six-foot-long large intestine (also known as the colon) where water, some nutrients, and electrolytes are absorbed. The remaining solid waste then travels from the colon into the rectum as stool. It is in the colon where people suffer from many of

Fighting Disrupted Digestion

Fighting Disrupted Digestion

There are many health conditions that can affect your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and cause uncomfortable, embarrassing, and inconvenient symptoms like constipation, gas, and bloating. But what if you can’t blame a specific health condition? You and your doctor have confirmed you don’t have irritable bowel syndrome, celiac disease or lactose

Self-Help Strategies Can Ease the Discomfort and Hemorrhoids

The word “hemorrhoid” is actually a medical term for cushions of tissue that surround blood vessels in the anal area. But what most of us would call a hemorrhoid occurs when this tissue prolapses through the sphincter muscle, exposing the delicate skin lining the rectum. Unfortunately you become more vulnerable

Factors That Can Help or Hinder Calcium Absorption

Calcium plays a key role in bone strength and density. If you’re a postmenopausal woman, you are at risk of osteoporosis (low bone density), so it’s particularly important for you to get enough calcium. However, calcium consumption is not the only factor that needs your attention: Certain medications and medical

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Constipation Remedies Needed? Try Magnesium

Although constipation is a symptom of an underlying problem that should be addressed, sometimes urgent action is required to move things along. This simple, safe mineral is one of the best constipation remedies.

Get Relief From Constipation

Bowel movements may not be a common topic of polite conversation, but most people suffer from constipation from time to time. Constipation, which is usually defined as having fewer than three bowel movements in a week, is a problem that is often linked to diet and hydration issues, but sometimes,

Important to Take Opioids Safely

Older adults suffer disproportionately from health conditions that cause pain: for example, arthritis, peripheral neuropathy due to diabetes, and cancer. It is vital to treat debilitating pain, and many people find that opioids are the only painkillers that provide relief. You may have heard through the news media that the

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