Digestive Health Topics


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.

By HealthAfter50

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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Food Poisoning: When to Call the Doctor

While most cases go away on their own after a couple of agonizing days, people exposed to large amounts of the bacteria or virus can get very sick.

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How to Treat Hemorrhoids

More than half of all Americans develop hemorrhoids by age 50, and men and women are at equal risk. Here’s what to know.

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What You Need to Know About Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the small intestine, but it also can affect any segment of the digestive tract, including the colon, anus, mouth, and stomach.

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Causes and Symptoms of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common—and frequently misunderstood—digestive disorders. One in five adults in the United States has symptoms, yet only a small number seek treatment.

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The Best Way to Naturally Stop Bloating and Gas

You can hardly turn the TV on without the bombardment of commercials on indigestion, acid reflux, bloating and gas. The number one selling drugs are all related to gastrointestinal disorders. Here is something you don’t have to buy that will help you ...

By Kenn Kihiu