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8. Diseases and Disorders of the Small Intestine

The small intestine—which is about 22 feet long—is where much of the digestion process takes place as nutrients are broken down into sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids before they enter the bloodstream. Here is a look at some of the conditions that can affect the health of the small

What Helps Constipation? Know the Causes—and Find Relief

What Helps Constipation? Know the Causes—and Find Relief

Everyone experiences constipation at some time. Most often it’s nothing to worry about, but if the condition starts to happen more frequently and with greater severity, you’ll become more anxious to find out what helps constipation. At that point, you may need to seek treatment.

How does constipation occur? As undigested

8. Diseases and Disorders of the Small Intestine

The small intestine—which is about 22 feet long—is where nutrients are broken down into sugar, amino acids, and fatty acids before they enter the bloodstream.
Lactose Intolerance
During normal digestion, the small intestine breaks down lactose (the predominant sugar found in milk) into glucose, a form that can be absorbed into the

The Most Effective Interventions for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

The pain and discomfort of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can be chronic, but there are many ways to control symptoms. One of the most effective strategies is modifying your diet to avoid foods that trigger IBS symptoms.
“A change in diet can have a positive impact on patients with IBS,” says

GI Upset? Fructose in Foods Could Possibly Be to Blame

Q. Can sugar cause GI upset? A. Yes, in some cases. One sugar in particular, fructose, has just been fingered as possibly causing more than its share of problems. If you experience chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problems like bloating, gas and diarrhea, fructose could be the culprit. That’s the conclusion of researchers

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