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Opioid Induced Constipation

When you experience a decrease in the frequency of bowel movements and find it difficult to pass stools, you may have constipation. To resolve the issue properly, you need to identify the underlying cause first. It could be primary constipation caused by certain lifestyle factors, such as bad eating habits, …

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How Does Your Digestive System Keep Homeostasis?

Homeostasis refers to the ability of an environment or organism to stay stable irrespective of changes. How does the digestive system maintain homeostasis? It all depends on the essential nutrients that come from the food you eat. These nutrients help repair the structure of the digestive system and replenish it …

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Stress and Constipation

You have constipation when you fail to have a bowel movement for more than three times a week. Considering the symptoms, such as straining, bloating, pain, and cramps, most people think constipation is only a physical problem. The truth is that your emotions have a role to play here.  Can …

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What Causes Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. Pancreatitis can be either acute or chronic depending on how long a person has had pancreatitis. Acute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas characterized by a short term illness and a quick recovery. Chronic pancreatitis is characterized by a permanent damage …

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9 Types of Foods That Trigger Gallbladder Attacks

The gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ beneath the liver that stores bile after it’s secreted from the liver, and the gallbladder serves as a reservoir for bile before it’s released into the intestine for digestion of fat. Gallbladder problems can include inflammation, and cholelithiasis, or gallstones. Unfortunately, some foods …

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Sickness and Diarrhea

Occasional stomach upset or vomiting are fairly common symptoms in adults and in most cases no treatment is needed if the symptoms resolve within a couple of days. It is noteworthy that feeling sick andvomiting can be a reaction to an acute ingestion of a food or beverage that has …

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Crohn’s Disease Medications

Crohn’s disease (CD) is a condition wherein an individual experiences chronic inflammation of their digestive tract, which can cause damage to the area and much discomfort. It is the unfortunate truth that the definite cause of this condition has not yet to be ascertained. Thankfully, there are numerous Crohn’s disease …

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Crohn’s Disease Medications

Crohn’s disease (CD) is a condition wherein an individual experiences chronic inflammation of their digestive tract, which can cause damage to the area and much discomfort. It is the unfortunate truth that the definite cause of this condition has not yet to be ascertained. Thankfully, there are numerous Crohn’s disease …

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Appendectomy Procedure

The appendix can be found in the lower right side of your abdomen, it is a small tube that is attached to your large intestine. Conditions, such as acute appendicitis, can require an appendectomy procedure, in order to remove the appendix before it ruptures and causes an infection that can …

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Umbilical Hernia Surgery

When fatty tissue pushes through weak spots in the abdominal wall near the bellybutton, it is called an umbilical hernia. Most of the time, these are painless. You may feel a lump near your navel which expands when you use your abdominal muscles to perform tasks such as laughing, coughing, …

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