Digestive System


Cholelithiasis: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on December 02, 2022

What is Cholelithiasis? Gallstones form in your gallbladder, a tiny, pear-shaped organ that stores bile in your body. They resemble pebbles made of concentrated bile components. Cholesterol, bilirubin, bile salts, and lecithin are all found in bil...
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Ulcerated Peptic Ulcer

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 25, 2022

What is an ulcerated peptic ulcer? Peptic ulcers are open sores on the interior lining of the stomach and the upper region of the small intestine [1]. Stomach discomfort is the most common sign of a peptic ulcer.   Peptic ulcers include...
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Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 22, 2022

What is Upper GI Bleeding? Upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage is a condition characterized by excessive bleeding in the upper regions of the digestive tract, such as the esophagus (the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach), the stomach, or t...
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Mouth ulcers: What are their Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment?

By S.I. (staff writer), published on September 23, 2022

What are Mouth Ulcers? A mouth ulcer is the loss or erosion of the sensitive mouth lining tissue (mucous membrane). They are soft tissue sores that occur in the lining of your gums, tongue, inner cheeks, lips, or palate. They are often yellow or r...
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Food Poisoning: What are its Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment?

By S.I. (staff writer), published on August 21, 2022

What is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning is a disease caused by consuming contaminated food. It is normally not dangerous, and most patients recover in a few days even without therapy. Most food poisoning instances are caused by food contaminate...
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The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Your Health

By M.M. (staff writer), published on May 04, 2022

The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Your Health When it comes to human health, the role of the gut microbiome is often overlooked and misunderstood. Have you ever asked ourself what makes digestion a smooth process? What about how food is digested a...
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Lactose Intolerance

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 14, 2021

What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose intolerance is a condition in which the milk sugar (lactose) is not properly digested. As an outcome, many people suffer from diarrhea, gas, and constipation when consuming or ingesting dairy foodstuffs. This s...
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Appendix and Appendicitis

By A.A. (staff writer), published on February 21, 2021

The appendix is a small organ or pouch-like sac of tissues present at the start of the large intestine. It is found in the lower-right abdomen known as "cecum." The vermiform appendix is the full name of the appendix. It is a worm-like appe...
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Cholangitis; Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

By A.S. (staff writer), published on December 16, 2020

  Cholangitis is an inflammation of the bile duct system. Bile ducts carry bile from the liver and gallbladder to the duodenum (first part of the small intestine). Bile is a green to yellow-brown fluid that contains bile acids and bile sa...
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ANTIBIOTICS-ASSOCIATED DIARRHEA

By A.A. (staff writer), published on December 14, 2020

Antibiotics are medicines used to fight bacterial infections. Many people experience one common side effect of antibiotics that many people experience is antibiotics-related diarrhea.  The action of antibiotics is to kill the bacteria that ca...
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CELIAC DISEASE

By A.A. (staff writer), published on December 04, 2020

Celiac disease is a disorder of the GI tract that affects the small intestine. It is an immune disease in which people cannot eat gluten because it will damage their small intestine. Eating foods containing gluten in celiac disease leads to a damagin...
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Hiatal Hernia

By D.A. (staff writer), published on October 28, 2020

Hiatal Hernia A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach bulges through the large muscle separating your abdomen and chest (diaphragm). Your diaphragm has a small opening (hiatus) through which your food tube (esophagus) passes ...
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