Weight loss and malnutrition might seem like the obvious signs of malabsorption, your body’s inability to absorb certain nutrients or properly digest certain types of foods. But did you know that even jaundice and diabetes may develop from certain malabsorption syndromes? Gas, bloating, greasy stools, abdominal pain, and diarrhea are all common symptoms of malabsorption. With underlying causes ranging from lactose intolerance and celiac disease to pancreatic infections, liver disease, crohn's disease and even HIV or AIDS you need to be alert to the symptoms so you can get medical help in time.
Squatting isn’t the modern way to poop, but it's something that's second nature to people in some parts of the world for centuries. With your body positioned more ergonomically for a bowel movement, you may be able to strain less, finish pooping faster, and empty bowels completely. You may even be able to prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and a host of colorectal problems if you squat instead of sit.
Tapeworm treatment usually entails some strong medication to rid your body of the infestation. If you are looking for gentler ways, try cloves or garlic. Pineapple, papaya, or pumpkin seeds can also help. Meat and fish are well-known offenders when it comes to causing tapeworm infection in humans, so take some simple precautions consistently – buy quality products, prepare correctly, and cook them at the right temperature to keep a tapeworm problem at bay.
Angular cheilitis, also called angular stomatitis, is an inflammatory condition that occurs at one or both corners of the lips. The affected area(s) turn red, dry, and can cause a lot of irritation and pain. The causes of angular cheilitis can be external, internal, or a combination of both. At What[.....]
Do you feel bloated and uncomfortable? Do you develop rashes or itching after a meal? Ever wondered if the food you eat could be causing this bloating? Think about it. It is true, we are what we eat. In fact, it’s safe to say that what we eat can affect how[.....]
Worried a tapeworm infection could be behind your loss of appetite and constant headaches? You may be right! Tapeworms can enter your body when you consume raw or partly uncooked meat and fish or larvae-infected food and drink and wreak havoc on your system. Some warning signs like nausea, abdominal pain, and the presence of moving segments of the worm in your stool should help you spot a tapeworm infection early.
Research today is conclusive that smoking is the cause of a host of diseases and ailments that are not only chronic but also the leading cause of death in the Unites States. Whether you’re a moderate smoker or a heavy smoker, in many cases, the risk of developing smoking-related diseases[.....]
SIBO is a condition marked by excessive proliferation of bacteria in the small intestine, making it difficult for you to absorb nutrients. Symptoms include flatulence, bloating, abdominal fullness, fatty stools, diarrhea or constipation. While antibiotics, intravenous feeding are common line of treatments, natural remedies like oil of oregano, horsetail may also help.
To relieve tension headaches, try acupressure on the UB10 points at the nape of your neck. For migraines, press the GB20 at the back of the skull where the neck muscles join the skull. For sinus headaches, press the BL2 pressure points at the end of the eyebrows above the bridge of the nose. For neck pain, press the LI4 point at the groove behind your knuckles, between your ring finger and little finger.
Everyone knows that bananas are a high-energy super-fruit and the numerous health benefits they provide. But, the stem of the banana plant has even more beneficial properties and helps cure various disorders. Its high fiber content cleanses our digestive system, which in turn keeps many diseases away. In India and[.....]
Parenteral nutrition is a method of feeding where the usual process of eating, digestion is bypassed and a liquid mixture containing nutrients is given directly into the blood through an intravenous (IV) catheter. People with varied health conditions like short bowel syndrome, GI fistulas, or bowel obstruction that have an impaired ability to digest food can benefit from this.
SIBO is a condition marked by the invasion of bacteria from the large intestine, in abnormally large numbers (usually 100,000 bacteria/ml of fluid), in the small intestine. The excess bacteria not only uses up the nutrients required for the rest of the body to run properly, but also produces toxins and gases that can disrupt digestion and even damage the intestinal lining.
Crohn's shares symptoms with diseases like ulcerative colitis, making it difficult to diagnose. However, some early signs one may experience include - diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, bowel incontinence, constipation, ulcers, anal fissures, fever, fatigue, and even anemia. Seeking right nutritional support, avoiding stress, quitting smoking and alcohol may help.
Crops are genetically modified to such an extent that our body recognizes them as foreign bodies. This makes it difficult to digest and also depletes our body of several enzymes that were used for digestion when plants were consumed in their natural form. Lack of these enzymes is what results in a weak and slow digestive system, in spite of eating healthy.
Ulcerative Colitis is characterised by inflammation and scarring in the inner lining of the large intestine or colon which leads to mucus and bloody diarrhoea. Ulcerative colitis can be managed by medications such as antibiotics, painkillers, steroids, anti inflammatory drugs and anti diarrhoeal drugs. Balanced diet controls the symptoms of ulcerative colitis which is most important for improving overall health.
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