Category Archives for The Digestive System

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...

Upper Abdominal Pain

Upper abdominal pain is a common health condition characterized by severe or mild pain felt in the umbilicus up to the rib cage’s lower margin. Recurrent or sudden aching in the upper part of the abdomen can be caused by injuries, disorders or diseases. To ensure the safety of patients who usually feel the pain, it is necessary for them to know the symptoms that require them to go to medical clinics or hospitals and ask help from physicians. By doing this, doctors can perform different tests to...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Definition This disease consists or brings along with it conditions, inflammatory conditions specifically that affects or are of the intestines. Two of the main inflammatory conditions found under the disease are the Read more

Liver Disease

Definition of Liver Disease Liver disease or hepatic disease describes any disease that affects the liver. Most liver diseases will be accompanied by jaundice which is as a result of elevated levels of bilirubin in the circulatory system. The bilirubin is customarily removed from the blood by the liver and excreted in the bile, however manifestations of liver dysfunction will hinder this process. The particular liver disease will be classified in relation to its cause and effect on the organ. Read...

Symptoms of a Ruptured Spleen

The spleen is a highly important part of the human body as it serves many different vital functions including the production of antibodies, destruction of bacteria as well as the removal of damaged platelets and blood cells. One of the major causes of this serious health problem is severe abdominal trauma. By learning the different treatments, diagnosis and symptoms of ruptured spleen, patients can easily manage the severe pain that is usually associated with this serious medical condition. Signs...

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

Radiating Gas Pain

Passing gas is normal, but there are times when it can cause severe pain. Knowing the reasons for it should help when trying to reduce the pain and the occurrence. Causes of Gas Pain The most frequent cause is swallowing some air. When the air goes through the body, it ends up in the lower digestive tract and gets out as gas. Other culprits are vegetables, grain and numerous fruits. In some cases, chronic illnesses increase passing gas frequency. These ailments include diverticulitis and inflammatory...

Symptoms of Hiatal Hernia

The condition is marked by protrusion of the stomach into the chest area. This is frequent among males over 50. Children afflicted with this ailment are usually born with it. Hiatal Hernia Signs One of the early symptoms is increased belching frequency. Another warning sign is sore throat leading to difficulty in eating. There is a pain in the chest area and this can be accompanied by heartburn. The heartburn is more felt when the patient is lying down. If not treated, the stomach will swell upward. Not...