Between 30 million and 50 million Americans are lactose intolerant, meaning they lack an enzyme needed to digest the main sugar in milk, and African-Americans, Asians, and American Indians are most likely to have the condition. Ranging in severity from person to person, symptoms include cramping, bloating, gas, nausea, and diarrhea. These usually occur 30 minutes to two hours after one drinks or eats a dairy product. Continue reading →
The digestive system is an intricate system that can be disrupted by disease, diet, and emotional stress. Common digestive problems such as heartburn/GERD, IBD, and IBS cause millions of Americans to suffer daily and limit quality of life. Digestive problems often result in symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, gas, stomach pain, and stomach cramps. Learning more about the digestive system may help with managing these problems. Continue reading →
Stomach flu also called viral gastroenteritis is an infection in intestine manifested with abdominal pain, watery diarrhea, nausea or vomiting and at times with fever. Stomach flu is most commonly acquired through getting contact with the person already infected with it or intake of contaminated food or water. Continue reading →
Diarrhea is a common digestive problem that is much considered as the opposite of constipation. This disorder is characterized by loose and watery stool that is accompanied by vomiting, nausea, and abdominal cramping. Diarrhea usually results to dehydration in severe cases.