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  • Sep 2018

    Can apple cider vinegar help relieve constipation?

    Apple cider vinegar is a popular home remedy for various health issues. Some people believe that it can act as a laxative, helping to relieve constipation and bloating. In this article, we discuss how effective and safe it is to consume apple cider vinegar. We also cover other natural remedies for constipation.

  • Aug 2018

    What causes cramps without a period?

    A variety of factors and underlying conditions can cause cramps outside of a person's regular period. These include irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, and pelvic inflammatory disease. In this article, learn more about the possible causes and their additional symptoms, as well as when to see a doctor.

  • Jul 2018

    Which foods make you bloated?

    People experience different effects when they consume specific types of food. One such effect is bloating. Foods that often cause bloating include wheat, dairy, beans, and beer. If people know which foods cause them to bloat, they can remove them from their diet to prevent discomfort after eating. Learn more here.

  • Jul 2018

    Benefiber vs. Metamucil: Which is better?

    Benefiber and Metamucil are two popular fiber supplements. Both products are designed to relieve constipation and promote gut health. Benefiber and Metamucil work in very similar ways but contain different types of fiber. Learn more about the similarities and differences between Benefiber and Metamucil here.

  • Jul 2018

    What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

    Poop changes, depending on what a person eats, and can sometimes look stringy. Both serious and mild conditions that affect the bowels can cause stringy poop. Medical treatment depends on the underlying cause while poop may change naturally once a person changes their diet. Learn more about stringy poop here.

  • Jun 2018

    What does it mean if you have a high C-reactive protein?

    Doctors can use a C-reactive protein (CRP) test to check the levels of this protein. Many conditions can elevate CRP levels, including rheumatic arthritis and irritable bowel syndrome. Symptoms of high CRP levels include chills and pain. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about the CRP test here.

  • May 2018

    What causes abdominal bloating?

    There are many causes of abdominal bloating, including fluid retention, irritable bowel syndrome, food intolerance, and infection. For most people, the cause of bloating may be fairly harmless and can be treated with simple home remedies. Here, we look at the causes of bloating, what to do, and when to see a doctor.

  • May 2018

    What to know about diverticulitis surgery

    Diverticulitis occurs when small pockets in the large intestine become infected, causing pain and other symptoms. It can be severe and require surgery, which carries risks and is not always successful. In this article, learn about the types of diverticulitis surgery, who should have it, and how long recovery may take.

  • May 2018

    What causes undigested food to appear in stool?

    Certain foods, including high-fiber foods and sweetcorn, are more difficult to digest than others. It is normal for a person to notice undigested bits of these foods in their stool. If undigested food in the stool occurs with other symptoms, including diarrhea, they may have a medical condition, such as Crohn’s or IBS.

  • Apr 2018

    What home remedies can stop flatulence?

    Although passing gas is a normal bodily function, some people may be concerned that they do so excessively. There are many steps that can help to reduce flatulence, including dietary changes and supplements. In this article, we look at 12 steps that could help reduce farting, and when excess gas may be more worrying.

  • Mar 2018

    What could be the cause of morning diarrhea?

    Diarrhea in the morning can have a range of potential causes, including lifestyle choices, a temporary illness, such as a virus or food poisoning, or an underlying condition, such as IBS or IBD. Read on to learn how to prevent it with some simple lifestyle changes, and how to treat it if there are medical reasons.

  • Mar 2018

    Why do I feel sick after I eat?

    Sometimes, eating food can cause the stomach to become irritated and uncomfortable. Foods that are spicy or cause allergies are among the culprits, in some cases, as is eating too big a portion. Also, people can have medical conditions that cause stomach pain. Learn more about the potential causes with this article.

  • Mar 2018

    What causes foamy bowel movements?

    Foamy or frothy poop is usually diarrhea-like and may appear to have bubbles in it. It may also seem oily or contain mucus. Learn about the causes here.

  • Mar 2018

    What can you do about mucus in urine?

    A look at mucus in urine, which is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and signs of bladder cancer.

  • Mar 2018

    Why do I have muscle spasms in my stomach?

    Stomach spasms occur when muscles in the stomach or intestines contract. We look at 10 common causes of muscles spasms, as well as spasms during pregnancy.

  • Feb 2018

    What are the different types of poop?

    A look at different types of poop, which has a range of consistencies and odors. Learn more about the different types and what they mean here.

  • Feb 2018

    Why does my stomach feel tight?

    Learn about why your stomach feels tight. We take a look at the various causes, treatments, and conditions associated with a tight stomach.

  • Feb 2018

    What should you not eat for IBS?

    A look at foods to avoid for IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome. Included is detail on alternatives for trigger foods and how to avoid foods when ordering.

  • Feb 2018

    What are the causes of loose stools?

    A look at loose stools, which are unusually watery bowel movements. Find out about the causes and the role of diet in the consistency of bowel movements.

  • Feb 2018

    Does L-glutamine work for IBS?

    A look at L-glutamine for IBS. Included is detail on research into the supposed benefits of the amino acid that the body produces, and whether they help.

  • Feb 2018

    Will digestive enzymes help IBS?

    A look at digestive enzymes for IBS, a way of introducing proteins to the body to encourage better gut health. Included is detail on what the studies say.

  • Feb 2018

    What is collagenous colitis?

    Collagenous colitis is a type of IBD where a thick band of collagen develops under the lining of the colon. Learn about the treatment, including diet.

  • Jan 2018

    Could vitamin D supplements treat IBS?

    A review of existing research indicates that vitamin D supplements could help to ease symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, such as abdominal pain.

  • Jan 2018

    Turmeric for IBS: Does it work?

    We look at the claims that turmeric can help symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), discuss how it may be used, and if there are risks.

  • Jan 2018

    Is Aloe vera juice good for IBS?

    In this article, learn about whether Aloe vera juice can be used to reduce the symptoms of IBS, as well as if it causes adverse side effects.