: Gut diseases

  • May 6, 2014 5:50 PM

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Irritable bowel syndrome is a common disorder that affects the large intestine (colon) and is also known as irritable or spastic colon. It is a functional disorder affecting the functions of the gastrointestinal tract without any abnormality of the structure.

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  • March 11, 2014 6:00 AM

    Hemorrhoids: causes, symptoms, treatment and complications

    Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are the blood vessels located in the walls of anus and rectum. Hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy and they are located at the point where arteries merge with veins. One thing that should be noted here is that although hemorrhoids are a part of normal human anatomy, but most of the people and care professionals refer to them as an abnormal finding. That’s because hemorrhoids remain undetected until they swell and cause pain.

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  • March 9, 2014 8:07 AM

    How doctors diagnose hemorrhoids?

    Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen, painful and inflamed veins of lower rectum. It is a very common condition. Almost 50% adults of middle age suffer from hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are not a life threatening condition because a number of effective treatment options are available for curing hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids develop when the pressure on rectal veins increases. The rectal veins have the tendency to stretch when pressure is put on them but continuous pressure on rectal walls causes prolapsed, swollen and inflamed veins.

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  • February 28, 2014 11:38 PM

    Overview of natural treatment options for colic in babies

    Is your crying child giving you sleepless nights? Or are you worried that your child is suffering from a serious illness? But if your baby cries for no reason and he looks healthy otherwise, then there is nothing to worry about. Your baby may be showing the irritable and fussy mood due to colicky pain.

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  • January 8, 2014 10:22 AM

    Ulcerative colitis: causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

    Ulcerative colitis, in simple words, is an inflammation of colon. The incidences of this disease range between 1 to 20 cases per 100,000 individuals per year. The prevalence rate of this disease is 8 to 246 cases per 100,000 individuals per year. The incidences of this disease are higher in the northern countries of the world.

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  • November 24, 2013 5:40 AM

    Crohn's disease: symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment

    Crohn's disease affects more than 1 million people in the US and every year thousands of others more are diagnosed with it. The disease was named by Doctor Burrill Crohn who documented and recognized it along with 2 of his colleagues in 1932.

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  • December 29, 2012 12:29 AM

    Pyrosis

    Pyrosis is a specific kind of pain, which manifests itself as a burning sensation or pressure under the lower section of the breastbone (sternum). Pyrosis is caused by irritation of esophagus by acid stomach contents.

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