Category Archives for The Digestive System

Liver Failure Symptoms

Liver failure is a severe medical condition characterized by the incapacity of the liver to do its normal metabolic and synthetic functions in relation to physiology. It comes in two different forms, which are chronic liver failure and acute liver failure. The former is closely related to cirrhosis, which is caused by a variety of factors like the development of autoimmune disease, hepatitis B and excessive alcohol intake. The latter, on the other hand, takes place when there is decreased protein...

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

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...

Colon Cancer Symptoms

Like most cancers, recognition of the symptoms is essential for successful treatment of this disease. The proceeding information should be understood and learned by all health all conscious individuals. Colon Cancer Signs The early symptoms of the disease is tumor bleeding. As the tumor increases, bowels may change. The stool will turn narrow. There will be some stomach pain. One may feel bloated or very full. Cramping and severe gas pains will ensue. Diarrhea or constipation will be experienced....

Appendix Pain

Discomfort in this part of the body is often caused by appendicitis. The following information should help shed light on the subject and remove some misconceptions. Causes of Appendix Pain Doctors do not know the exact cause of appendicitis. One theory is food obstruction. As the food goes through the appendix it gets stuck. It might be the cause of severe pain. Fecal obstruction is also being considered. Worms might also be the culprit. If they get in the body it could penetrate into the appendix....

Symptoms of Pancreas Problems

As with liver and kidney ailments, successful treatment rests on correct assessment of the symptoms. Not all of these signs will manifest, but a majority of them will. Pancreatic Problem Signs There are a few cases wherein the patient will exhibit no symptoms at all. But most will experience pain in the abdomen. The ache is usually at the upper area. In some cases the pain is felt at the upper left side. Often the sensation moves around the stomach and into the back. The duration of the pain varies....

Home Remedy for Gas

Everyone experiences flatulence at some point, releasing a mixture of gases called flatus present in the intestine. The symbiotic bacteria and yeast found in the gastrointestinal tract is what reacts to produce gas; because these gases are usually released under pressure, the passing of flatus is usually accompanied by a sound and often a foul odour. This occurrence can cause embarrassment for people who are experiencing it regularly and uncontrollably in public. Some experience undesirable symptoms...

What Causes Hiccups?

Hiccup, also known as synchronous diaphragmatic flutter (SDF) is the “spasmodic contraction of the diaphragm that repeats several times per minute”. It is the abrupt rush of air into the lungs which causes the epiglottis to close, creating the “hic” sound. Hiccups are irritable and reflexive; as the muscle contracts repeatedly, the opening between the vocal cords snaps shut to check the inflow of air, causing the hiccup sound. Irritation of the nerves, extending from the neck to the...