Medication, diet and lifestyle can cause digestive problems as you age. Get five tips that will help you avoid or manage these issues.
Many people with a bout of serious stomach troubles say they have a stomach flu. But it’s usually norovirus, the No. 1 cause of disease outbreaks from contaminated food in the United States. Find out how you can avoid it.
Should you call the doctor about your child’s cough, sore throat and vomiting? Much depends on whether they’re at high risk of flu. Follow our experts’ tips for handling your child’s flu-like symptoms.
Fructose is naturally present in most fruits and some vegetables, but it’s also found in many processed foods and drinks, such as candy, juice, soda and snack foods, making it difficult to avoid.
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Bowel movements don’t just tell us about the health of our digestive system. This may sound strange, but signs of everything from diseases to stress may show up in your bathroom habits. The key is knowing what to look for — and what the signs may mean.
When you have diarrhea that won’t go away, you’ll do anything to get rid of it. That’s why patients and physicians are eager to know more about a treatment called fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT). It works — and fast.
If your child has been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, you most likely — and understandably– have many questions and concerns. To navigate through this disease, it’s important that you know exactly what this autoimmune disorder is.
If you have ever have a stomach ache that makes you wonder about food poisoning, pay attention to how long symptoms last. Poisoning from Escherichia coli — better known as E. coli bacteria — often mirrors a viral infection, but many times is more severe and persists longer.
Most E. coli bacteria are harmless — and even part of a healthy human intestinal tract. But some are more dangerous, causing illness and even death.
You can fight traveler’s constipation or diarrhea by following your normal diet and exercise routine, drinking plenty of water and getting rest.