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  • Jan 2020

    Treatment options for IBS

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Learn about the treatments and remedies here.

  • Nov 2019

    Early satiety: Why do I feel full so quickly?

    Early satiety occurs when a person feels full after eating only a small amount of food. It can lead to nutrient deficiencies and other complications. Learn about the causes and treatment options here.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about colon pain

    Many factors can cause colon pain, including constipation, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, and colorectal cancer. Learn more about the causes of colon pain and their treatment options here.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about bowel disorders

    Bowel disorders affect the organs in the lower gastrointestinal tract. In this article, learn about the different types of bowel disorder, their causes and symptoms, and how to treat them.

  • Nov 2019

    What are the 5 types of Crohn's disease?

    Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disorder. There are five types of Crohn’s disease, depending on symptoms and what part of the digestive tract they affect. Here, we explain the types and more.

  • Nov 2019

    What to know about Crohn's disease and intestinal strictures

    Crohn’s disease can sometimes lead to health complications, such as intestinal strictures. Read this article to learn more about the formation of intestinal strictures, the symptoms, and how to treat them.

  • Oct 2019

    Does apple cider vinegar help with bloating?

    Some people take apple cider vinegar for bloating, but there is little scientific evidence for this remedy. Find out about the potential benefits and risks of apple cider vinegar for bloating here.

  • Oct 2019

    How does alcohol affect Crohn's disease?

    Alcohol and many other foods and drinks can cause flare-ups for people with Crohn’s disease. Here, learn more about the relationship between alcohol and Crohn’s, what the research says, and how to manage the symptoms.

  • Oct 2019

    Which foods are beneficial for a healthy gut microbiome?

    A diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and legumes, contains some red wine and poultry, and is low in red meat may keep the gut microbiota healthy.

  • Oct 2019

    'Gut itch' may explain pain in IBS

    New research discovers that receptors in the nervous system that cause itchy skin also reside in the gut, explaining chronic IBS pain.

  • Oct 2019

    Why coffee may stimulate bowel movements

    Researchers are uncertain whether or not drinking coffee stimulates bowel movements. We take a look at possible reasons why it might, along with what other studies suggest.

  • Sep 2019

    What is a colostomy bag? What to know

    A colostomy bag collects fecal waste from the digestive tract after a person has a colostomy. Learn more about the different types and life with a colostomy bag here.

  • Sep 2019

    Why do I fart so much?

    Some farting is normal, but excessive gas can signal a food intolerance or digestive disorder. Dietary changes can help. Learn about causes and prevention here.

  • Sep 2019

    IBS: Cognitive behavioral therapy more effective than standard care

    New research finds that cognitive behavioral therapy may be better at reducing IBS symptoms than standard therapies 1 year after treatment.

  • Aug 2019

    What to know about leaky gut syndrome

    Leaky gut syndrome is a condition that affects the intestinal walls. Find out more about leaky gut symptoms and treatments, as well as its possible links with other health conditions.

  • Aug 2019

    Stomach burning: What to know

    There are many possible causes of stomach burning, including indigestion, ulcers, and food intolerances. Learn more about the causes and treatments of stomach burning here.

  • Jul 2019

    What causes upper left abdominal pain under the ribs?

    There are many possible causes of upper left abdominal pain under the ribs, including kidney infection, broken ribs, and pancreatitis. In this article, learn about the different causes of this pain, including how to recognize and treat them. We also explain when to see a doctor.

  • Jul 2019

    Are lower back pain and constipation related?

    Several health conditions can cause lower back pain and constipation to occur at the same time. Sometimes, one underlying condition will cause these symptoms, but other times, they will occur due to two unrelated conditions. Learn more about these conditions and when a person should see a doctor here.

  • Jun 2019

    Normal time between poops

    The length of time a person can go without pooping depends on factors such as diet and certain medical conditions. A healthful frequency is difficult to determine, as habits vary. Learn more here.

  • Apr 2019

    IBS: Telephone- and web-based CBT relieve symptoms

    A trial finds that both web- and telephone-based cognitive behavioral therapy relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome better than standard care alone.

  • Mar 2019

    Crohn's disease: The facts

    Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s and some other digestive disorders.

  • Feb 2019

    What to know about SIBO and its treatment

    SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and has an association with IBS. This article provides an overview of SIBO, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment, as well as dietary changes that may help.

  • Feb 2019

    How to treat diarrhea at home

    Diarrhea is a common digestive problem. It can be highly uncomfortable, but many people can treat it at home using simple home remedies. Learn about them here.

  • Feb 2019

    Constipation and pregnancy: What to know

    Constipation is a very common symptom in both early and late pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe treatments and home remedies to relieve constipation during pregnancy. We also explain when to see a doctor.

  • Jan 2019

    10 signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome

    Cramping, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea characterize irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this article, we explore the reasons behind 10 common symptoms of IBS. We also look at other possible causes for these symptoms.