Category Archives for The Digestive System

Treatment for Diarrhea

Having diarrhea can be quite a debilitating experience. It is characterized by the increase in the number and frequency of one’s bowel movements. There is a looseness of a patient’s stool. It is also characterized by an increase or rather an excess of water in a patient’s stool. The looseness of one’s stool is independent from the frequency of bowel movements. The treatment for diarrhea requires some safe practices and medication. Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment for Diarrhea There are a number...

Gas Pains in the Chest

Gas pain in the chest area causes a lot of discomfort and inconvenience to people. More so, they can cause sharp and stabbing pain in the left, right, lower and upper portions of the chest area. Not only can it lead to embarrassing moments, but it can also cause shooting pain, tingling sensation and dull feeling for many individuals out there. Possible causes include food intolerances, constipation as well as intake of antibiotics. Learn more about its symptoms, treatments and causes for a better...

Gas Pain

A gas pain felt in the stomach is perhaps one of the most common stomach pains felt in the body. Gas pain is often felt time to time during all stages of human life, most especially during infancy and childhood. Symptoms Gas pain symptoms often involve a dull to sharp pain in the belly. There is also a bloated sensation on the lower part of the belly, leaving the stomach feeling cramped with the stabbing pain. A gas pain can also send shooting or tingling sensation through the limbs, like arms and...

Hemorrhoid Remedy

Hemorrhoids occur when the veins around the anus or lower rectum become swollen and inflamed usually resulting from severe constipation, straining during bowel movement, pregnancy ( hemorrhoidal vessels become enlarged due to pressure on the abdomen, changes in hormones, and pressure from actual childbirth). The pressure of the fetus on the abdomen, as well as hormonal changes, cause the hemorrhoidal vessels to enlarge. These vessels are also placed under severe pressure during childbirth (, aging...

Symptoms of Liver Diseases

There are many types of ailments that can affect the liver. The following are some of the most common. Liver Disease Signs Hepatitis is brought about by viruses. There are three variants, hepatitis A, B and C. A is treatable and can dissipate in six weeks. Type B and C can be fatal. Cirrhosis is caused by injury to the liver. It damages the liver and is characterized by a swollen spleen. The skin and eyes turn yellow (just like hepatitis). In major cases the brain swells and causes death. Gallstones...

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...