Category Archives for The Digestive System

Heartburn Symptoms

Also called pyrosis, heartburn is a medical condition characterized by a burning sensation and sharp pain somewhere in the esophagus. The chest area is usually affected, radiating into nearby locations like the jaw, throat and neck. Based on records, this condition is a symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease. When suffering from this condition, patients can feel the signs of asthma and chronic cough. Check out these major and minor heartburn symptoms, diagnostic methods and treatments for a...

Heartburn Symptoms Vs Indigestion Symptoms

The basic difference between the two is that indigestion usually affects the stomach and heartburn the chest area. But there are other early symptoms that one should be aware of. Indigestion and Heartburn Signs Indigestion is marked by pain in the abdomen. The pain can be intermittent or last for a few minutes. The stomach may feel hard. Most patients will feel nauseous and belch frequently. Some experience vomiting. Usually fullness or bloating is felt. Some minor headaches may accompany the discomfort. Heartburn...

Ulcer Symptoms

This ailment is generally divided into three kinds: gastric, duodenal and peptic. However, they usually exhibit the same symptoms. Ulcer Pain Signs The first major indicator is indigestion. The severity of the pain varies, but sometimes the sensation is accompanied by heartburn. There is a sense of feeling very hungry. Sometimes the opposite is felt; the stomach feels very full that eating is almost impossible. Some patients feel nauseous and may vomit. Some people feel the pain early, as in a few...

Lower Left Abdominal Pain

A health condition characterized by mild to severe aching felt between the left part of the umbilicus to the left part of the waist line, lower left abdominal pain can be caused by gynecological problems as well as digestive disorders or infections. This health condition can be acute or chronic, so it is essential that patients seek medical advice if they feel any of the symptoms. To determine the real cause of the pain, physicians do several diagnostic tests and examinations on patients. Finally,...

What Causes Low Creatinine Levels?

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that occurs naturally in vertebrates and helps to supply energy to muscle. It is a break-down product of creatine phosphate in muscle, and is usually produced at a fairly constant rate by the body (depending on muscle mass). On a daily basis approximately 2% of the creatine found in the body is converted to creatinine. Creatinine is transported through the bloodstream to the kidneys. The kidneys filter out most of the creatinine and dispose of it in the urine. Creatinine...

Gallbladder Disease

The gallbladder is a sac located under the liver. It stores and concentrates bile produced in the liver. Bile aids in the digestion of fat, and is released from the gallbladder into the upper small intestine in response to food (especially fats). Read more

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s Disease or granulomatous colitis or regional enteritis is a disease that causes inflammation within the intestines. Inflammation may occur in any part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is associated with symptoms such as diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, skin rashes, arthritic pain, eye inflammation and vomiting. Crohn’s is classified as an autoimmune disease which simply means the body attacks the gastrointestinal tract resulting in inflammation. It affects as much as 600,000...

Pain Under Your Right Rib Cage

There are many possible reasons for this ailment. The following is an overview of the possible causes and remedies. Causes of Pain Under Right Rib Cage The pain could be symptomatic of another health condition. Some of the possible reasons could be gallbladder disease. In this case, there’s also sharp pain in the chest area. Another possible cause is peptic ulcer. Gastritis could manifest itself via pain near the abdomen. Appendicitis could be the reason too. It often strikes children and young...

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