gastrointestinal diseases

C-Diff Symptoms and Treatments

Scientists attribute C-diff’s spread to unnecessary and incorrect use of antibiotics, which can wipe out beneficial bacteria in the gut, opening an opportunity for C. difficile to infect the colon. While C-diff isn’t (yet) drug-resistant, stronger strains of this bacteria are emerging, and the CDC recently identified it as one … Read More

Stomach Cancer Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment

More than 26,000 people in the United States—approximately 16,000 men and 10,000 women—are diagnosed with stomach cancer every year, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and nearly 11,000 die from it. The cancer develops for unknown reasons and can be difficult to diagnose early, because its symptoms mimic those … Read More

Do You Have Magnesium Deficiency Symptoms?

The shift toward the modern Western diet has caused an increase in cases of magnesium deficiency.[1] Most people meet only about 50 percent of the U.S. Recommended Dietary Allowance of magnesium (410 to 420 mg per day for men and 310 to 320 mg per day for women).[2] This can … Read More

How to Make Bones Strong: What You Can Do

About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and 44 million people who have low bone density are at risk for the condition, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Osteoporosis can have serious ramifications, since it results in poor bone quality that increases the risk for fractures. Therefore, it's important to know … Read More

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