Understanding The Sources of Stomach Pain

Understanding The Sources of Stomach Pain

Stomach or abdominal pain is a common experience for many people. They can either be just mild or quite unbearable. Some people may be able to ride the stomach pain out while others may require professional medical attention. Better understanding of stomach pain may depend on knowing its possible sources. Here are some sources of stomach pain and how they might differ according to how they might feel.GasThe most common source of most stomach pain may likely be gas. Gas pain is usually characteri…

Foods That Cause Intestinal Gas

Foods That Cause Intestinal Gas

Everyone experiences stomach gas now and then. It can be quite bothersome to some people and hope to avoid them as much as possible. One way that this can be done is by avoiding foods, if possible, that might be causing gas and makes one feel bloated.The problem with this is that there are also healthy foods that can also cause gas. Mainly, intestinal gas is caused by soluble fiber and certain sugars found in different foods. Here are common foods that might be causing your intestinal gas.Banana…

How to Prevent Heartburn

How to Prevent Heartburn

Heartburn happens when a defective valve in your digestive system causes acids to go out of control, resulting in a burning sensation in the chest. Heartburn is a very common symptom. About 60 million Americans experience heartburn symptoms at least once a month.How heartburn happensTo understand what happens when you get heartburn, start with happens when you eat. Once you swallow a bite, it goes down the esophagus and into the stomach. A valve called the lower esophageal sphincter opens up to …

Common Heartburn Home Remedies

Common Heartburn Home Remedies

Heartburn is a common condition that may affect anyone. It usually happens when the lower esophageal sphincter or LES is not working well. The LES is a muscular valve found at the end of the esophagus that works to keep food as well as liquid and other digestive uses in the stomach where it belongs. But when the LES becomes weak or doesn’t work right, stomach contents along with the digestive juices tend to move back into the esophagus causing what is known as heart burn.It can be quite painful …

Seeking Help For Heartburn

Seeking Help For Heartburn

Heartburn is a fairly common condition that may affect a lot of people. It is characterized by a painful burning sensation felt around the chest area that is just behind the breastbone. The pain of heartburn can sometimes worsen when one is lying down or bending over. Main Cause Heartburn is commonly caused when stomach acid backs up into the esophagus. This can be due to a weak esophageal sphincter, a muscle around the bottom part of the esophagus that acts as a valve that closes and opens when…

The Digestive System

The Digestive System

Food is our body’s fuel. The nutrients in food gives our cells energy and substances that they need to function. Before our body can get nourished by food however, it must be processed into tiny pieces that the body can absorb and use. How the digestive system worksDigestion starts in the mouth. When we see, smell, taste, or just think about a delicious meal, the salivary glands, which are located under the tongue and near the lower jaw start producing saliva. This is where the expression “mouth…

The Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics

The Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics

A couple of the most popular nutritional supplements to make their Probiotics A couple of the most popular nutritional supplements to make their A couple of the most popular nutritional supplements to make their way into our food market and our diet are probiotics and prebiotics. Obviously they are related, but they are not the same. ProbioticsProbiotics are live bacteria that you can actually ingest. They will go down the same route as the food you consume. Priobiotics are the same type of bact…

Yogurt Fights Stomach Ulcers

Yogurt Fights Stomach Ulcers

In an article published in HealthDay News on Monday, March 23, a new kind of yogurt is available in some countries in the Pacific rim and it seems to combat ulcers and gastritis, reports a team of Japanese researchers. The finding is the result of a study of 42 people who tested positive for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori), a bacteria which causes ulcer. The participants were given two cups of yogurt a day. Some had regular yogurt. The rest had the new type which contained the antibody IgY-ureas…

What Is Lactose Intolerance?

What Is Lactose Intolerance?

Jake was having a hearty laugh with his friends when his stomach began to rumble. He did dot mind it and continued sipping his milk shake. He started farting. He then excused himself when his stomach worsened. Jake has lactose intolerance and he had forgotten to check his dairy intake.What is lactose intolerance?Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest and absorb a sugar (lactose) found in milk and other dairy products. A person suffers from this condition when the intestinal system lacks …

What Are Gallstones?

What Are Gallstones?

Gallstones (choleliths) are solid bodies formed in the gallbladder by concretion or accretion of normal or abnormal bile components. Their size ranges from the size of a grain of sand to the size of a golf ball. It is common to have smaller gallstones, but a larger gallstone or any combination of sizes is also possible. Around 20% American adults may have gallstones, but only 1%-3% of them develop symptoms.Causes of gallstonesCrystalline particles in the gallbladder may form when the bile contai…