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Is Acid Reflux Genetic?
What is acid reflux? Acid reflux – better known as heartburn – occurs when stomach acid moves up into your esophagus. When everything works as it should, a valve at the entrance to your stomach closes after food passes through it. But sometimes when the valve is leaky or doesn’t stay closed, stomach acid can […]Read More
Eating Habits this Holiday Season with Gastrointestinal Problems
The holidays are a time to celebrate with family, friends and food, but the food aspect can be concerning if you have gastrointestinal problems. Read on for tips to help you handle the festivities, while enjoying the goodies that come along with it. Know What Triggers Your Digestive Issues You probably already know what triggers […]Read More
Should I Be Concerned About Occasional Abdominal Pain?
What Are the Different Types of Abdominal Pain? The abdominal area is filled with vital anatomy like the stomach, small intestine, colon, pancreas, gallbladder, liver, kidneys, reproductive organs, and much more. When these organs cause you pain, there are some general guidelines on the type of pain they cause and where. Keep in mind these […]Read More
Is This A Hernia?
Hernias can occur in different areas of the body, though most commonly, hernias form in the stomach area. Men can develop hernias in their scrotums. Even babies can get hernias. What Is a Hernia? A hernia happens when an internal organ comes through its protective layer of tissue and muscle. The hernia will look like […]Read More
Am I Eating Enough Fiber?
If you’re constantly on the go, you may grab convenience foods that taste great and fill you up. Unfortunately, processed foods like fast food, fruit juice, and pre-packaged snacks lack an essential element of a healthy diet. Your body needs fiber to keep your digestive tract healthy and regular. Read on to learn why getting […]Read More
What’s the Best IBS Diet?
Do you suffer from bloating, gas, or abdominal pain after eating? Do certain foods send you to the bathroom more often or cause constipation? If so, you could be dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, also called IBS, you can keep your symptoms under control by trying a variety […]Read More
Am I Lactose Intolerant?
What Does it Mean to Be Lactose Intolerant? Lactose is the sugar that’s found in milk and most other dairy products. For you to be able to digest that sugar properly, your body makes an enzyme called lactase. When you’re lactose intolerant, your body doesn’t manufacture enough lactase to digest lactose well. Lactose Intolerance Symptoms […]Read More
Impact of Gluten-Free Diet
Recently gluten has become a topic of much interest and debate in the fields of nutrition and gastrointestinal health. Many people have adopted gluten-free diets based on doctor advice or personal choice. Here is some important information to consider before going gluten free. What Is Gluten and What Kind of Food Is It Found In? […]Read More
Can You Reverse Acid Reflux?
What is acid reflux, and what is it caused by? Acid reflux occurs when acid produced by your stomach moves up into your esophagus. This muscular tube connects your throat with your stomach and has a lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that normally closes as soon as food passes through. When the LES fails to close […]Read More