Digestive Health

Home remedies for diarrhea

Home remedies for diarrhea

Mild diarrhea without any alarming symptoms like blood in stool and fainting can be managed at home. We shall list down the home remedies for diarrhea in the following content. Hydration  The more the frequency of loose motions, the more is the water loss from your body. This could make… Read more »

Role of gallbladder and liver in the digestion process

Role of gallbladder and liver in the digestion process

The actual process of digestion takes place in the duodenum, but our gall bladder and liver, play an essential role in it. These two organs, typically called accessory organs are involved mainly in storage and secretion of bile in your body. Role of liver in digestion process: Besides carrying out… Read more »

Treatment of pancreatitis

Treatment of pancreatitis

Inflammation of the pancreas could be acute – lasts for a short term or chronic – lasts for a long time. Treatment depends on the nature and severity of your infection.  Treatment for acute pancreatitis Acute pancreatitis is managed with the following treatment options:  Your doctor will give you painkillers to manage… Read more »

Pancreatitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Pancreatitis: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

The pancreas is located behind the stomach and has two essential functions. First, it helps produce digestive enzymes that help digestion of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Second, it produces vital hormones called insulin and glucagon. These hormones are involved in regulating blood sugar levels, without which the sugar levels in… Read more »

Large bowel obstruction management and treatment

Large bowel obstruction management and treatment

Your doctor will decide the treatment and management plan after checking your diagnostic test reports.  Different approaches to manage bowel obstruction are: The prime objective of managing partial bowel obstruction is to stabilize your condition- reduce abdominal bloating, manage stomach pain, and help you pass bowel.  You will have to… Read more »

Sitz bath: What is it. How to take Sitz bath

Sitz bath: What is it. How to take Sitz bath

What is Sitz bath Sitz bath is a home-based technique to soak your bottom in a water bathtub to get relief from pain and various other discomforts in your genital area. When to take Sitz bath Taking a sitz bath will improve blood flow in the affected region of your… Read more »

Antacids – What are Antacids? Uses & Side effects

Antacids – What are Antacids? Uses & Side effects

Indigestion? Acidity? Burning sensation in your chest? Distasteful burps? If you experience any or all of these symptoms, you immediately take an antacid to get some relief. What are Antacids? Antacids are the most common over-the-counter medications that help treat heartburn. The antacids work by neutralizing the excess stomach acid… Read more »

H2 Receptor Antagonists or H2-Blockers: Uses, Side effects

H2 Receptor Antagonists or H2-Blockers: Uses, Side effects

H2 receptor antagonists, also called H2-blockers, are a class of drugs used to block histamine action in the stomach. This helps in decreasing acid production by the parietal cells in the stomach. These drugs are beneficial in treating duodenal ulcers and other gastric problems. What are H2 receptor antagonists? H2… Read more »

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Uses, Side effects of PPIs

Proton Pump Inhibitors: Uses, Side effects of PPIs

Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs that are highly effective in the inhibition of acid secretion. They were first introduced in 1980. Omeprazole was the first drug of this group to be prescribed to patients. This article will discuss details regarding these widely prescribed drugs. What are Proton Pump Inhibitors… Read more »

Short bowel syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

Short bowel syndrome: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment

The bowel is the part of your digestive system comprising of the small bowel – small intestine and the large bowel – colon and rectum. Short bowel syndrome is a complication where people have unusually short bowel. It means the length of the small intestine is smaller than usual. An… Read more »

Gastroenteritis

Gastroenteritis

Overview of Gastroenteritis Did last night’s meal at the neighborhood eatery herald a bad case of diarrhea with vomiting this morning? It’s quite likely that you have gastroenteritis. Gastroenteritis, characterized by sudden onset of diarrhea and vomiting, is an inflammation of the lining of the stomach and the intestines (gastrointestinal… Read more »

Ulcerative Colitis – Digestive ailment: How to Manage it.

Ulcerative Colitis – Digestive ailment: How to Manage it.

The colon is a part of the digestive system. It is commonly called the large intestine or large bowel. The colon plays a vital role in absorbing the nutrients from undigested food and passing the waste from the body. The colon ends in the rectum, which is connected to the… Read more »

Vomiting: Causes, Management of vomiting: Self-care

Vomiting: Causes, Management of vomiting: Self-care

Vomiting, puking, or throwing up as one may call it, is very common. In this process, the stomach’s content comes up through the mouth, triggered more often by an external stimulus.  Nausea is the term used to describe the uneasiness that you feel just before vomiting. Vomiting is not a… Read more »

Gas in the Digestive Tract

Gas in the Digestive Tract

Anyone can have gas in the digestive tract. You release the gas either by burping or in the form of flatulence. Too much gas in the stomach can cause discomfort and pain in the stomach.  What causes gas in the Digestive tract? There are two reasons for this: Swallowing of… Read more »

Ways to prevent heartburn during pregnancy

Ways to prevent heartburn during pregnancy

Almost every woman has suffered from heartburn at some point in their pregnancy. With the surge of progesterone, the pressure in the lower esophageal sphincter decreases. As a result, the valves of the esophagus are relaxed, and stomach acids easily move up, causing heartburn. Furthermore, the expansion of the uterus… Read more »