Digestive Health Topics


What to Do About Flatulence, Burping, and Bloating

Flatulence, burping, and stomach bloating can be embarrassing. Here are some easy steps you can take to reduce the amount of gas you pass.

By HealthAfter50

Are You Constipated?

Changes in the frequency of your bowel movements, as well as other symptoms, may mean you’re constipated.

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What Is Gastritis?

The symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this painful condition.

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What Are Pancreatic Cysts?

Pancreatic cysts occur in up to 25 percent of those older than 70. Here’s what you need to know about these symptomless growths.

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Signs of a Pancreatic Cyst

Symptoms vary based on the cyst’s size and location. Here’s what to watch for.

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Decoding Your Bowel Movements

It wasn’t until I started seeing a gastroenterologist (GI) that I began having some of the most uncomfortable conversations of my life. After all, one of the most common conversations with GIs includes the question, “How’s your poop?” I always tried ...

By Jackie Zimmerman

How to Treat Chronic Hoarseness

A raspy, rough voice may be a symptom of a score of disorders. Here are some possibilities and how to treat them.

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Trouble Swallowing: Dysphagia 101

If you regularly have trouble swallowing, you may be experiencing dysphagia. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder.

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IBD and Older Adults

Older adults tend to have inflammatory bowel disease symptoms that are more subtle, a less aggressive disease course and more frequent infections.

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9 Ways to Prevent Food Poisoning

Illnesses caused by strains of bacteria, such as salmonella and E. coli, sicken millions of people in the U.S. each year. Here’s how to prevent them.

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