Category Archives: Stomach

Digestive problems Part 2

Lactose Intolerance

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

Digestive problems Part 1

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

Digestive aids

Tip #1: Cover the Basics

Basic 1: Chew, Chew, Chew

  • Take smaller bites.
  • Put your fork down in between bites.
  • Try using chopsticks – it forces you to slow down.
  • Thoroughly chew each bite of food.
  • Carbohydrate digestion begins in the mouth – chewing grains thoroughly allows amylase, the digestive enzyme present in saliva, to digest the grains. Continue reading

4 Helpful Gastritis Treatments

Gastritis is the inflammation of the lining of the stomach.  This inflammation is frequently results to bacterial infection with the similar bacteria causing most of the stomach ulcers.  But other factors that may consider in developing gastritis are the habitual use of certain pain relievers, excessive drinking of alcohol and injury.  There is gastritis treatment available that can help to relieve the symptoms of gastritis. Continue reading

4 Helpful Stomach Cancer Treatments

Stomach cancer or also known as gastric cancer is a cancer that arises in the stomach, a muscular sac situated in the upper center of the abdomen underneath the ribs.  The stomach is the body organ that receives and keeps the food and then facilitate in breaking down the food and digesting it. Continue reading

Acidophilus and antibiotics

If one knows the difference between the words “anti-biotic” and “pro-biotic,” then the immediate  need for acidophilus while taking antibiotics is made clear. An anti-biotic means “against life” while a pro-biotic means “for life.” If you take something that is against life, then you better well take a countermeasure such as a pro-biotic, i.e., acidophilus, to assure a balance. Continue reading

5 Natural Remedies of Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcer or also known as peptic ulcers are open sores that grow on within the lining of the esophagus, stomach and upper part of the small intestine.  The most frequent symptom of stomach ulcer is abdominal pain.  Stomach ulcer that takes place on the inside of the stomach is known as gastric ulcer.  Stomach ulcer that takes place within the esophagus wherein the food move about from the throat going to the stomach is called esophageal ulcer.  Stomach ulcer that involves the upper part inside of the small intestine or duodenum is called duodenal ulcer. Continue reading