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Digestive System

Large Bowel Obstruction

A large bowel obstruction is when the large intestine, which is also known as the colon or large bowel, is partially or completely blocked. When this occurs, waste isn’t able to properly move through the bowels and exit the body. Immediate treatment becomes necessary to treat this blockage and relieve …

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Why Do You Throw Up After Drinking?

Drinking excessive amount of alcohol is commonly associated with vomiting. Contrary to the popular belief, throwing up after drinking will not sober you up, as the absorption of alcohol into the blood stream is very fast. Actually, vomiting after drinking should be taken seriously as it can be an indication of a …

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Living with Cirrhosis

Cirrhosis is a disease that destroys healthy liver tissue, leaving behind scar tissue that hinders liver functions. The condition slowly progresses and finally it will impede the flow of blood through the organ and interrupt its ability to process nutrients, toxins, drugs and hormones. Living with cirrhosis is a challenge as …

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Diarrhea After Drinking Milk

If you experience diarrhea every time after you drink milk, there is probably an underlying condition. Lactose intolerance and milk allergy may be the culprits. Often confused as the same thing, they are quite different and both can cause diarrhea after consuming milk. Why Do You Get Diarrhea After Drinking Milk? …

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Pain After Hernia Surgery

You may have to bear with chronic groin pain at least 3 months after inguinal hernia surgery. It is quite common to experience the pain and this complication can actually affect quality of life. The chronic pain can be due to scar tissue (non-neuropathic) or due to nerve compression or …

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Is a Colonoscopy Painful?

So, your doctor has said you need a colonoscopy and you may wonder if a colonoscopy is painful or not. The test looks at the inside of your colon using a tube that is very thin, light, and flexible. This helps your doctor see any polyps, signs of colon cancer, bleeding, inflamed …

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How Long to Wait After Eating to Sleep?

Sleeping immediately after eating is very common in our lives. After finishing a meal, the drowsiness kicks in and after that, we usually lie in bed and tend to take a long nap. However, this is unhealthy, and most people are told that they should always walk around and wait …

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Symptoms of Appendicitis

The appendix is a finger-like extension on the right side of the lower large intestine. Sometimes this vestigial organ can become infected and will begin to swell, becoming inflamed, and pus will begin to collect as the body’s immune system attempts to contain the infection. It is a medical emergency …

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Foods to Avoid with Gastritis

Gastritis develops when the stomach lining is inflamed and irritated. The condition can result from bacterial and bile accumulation in the stomach. It can also occur after taking alcohol, acidic beverages, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cigarettes for a long time. People with this condition are often careless with their diet. …

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