Digestive

Digestive

Silence Embarrassing Stomach Noises

Does your tummy rumble at the wrong times? The best way to stop your stomach from gurgling at that midmorning…

Digestive

Fecal Transplant: The Grossest (But Most Amazing) Medical Treatment

Horrible digestive illness caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile (aka, C. diff) is on the rise. The number of hospital…

Digestive

Are You at Risk for a Colon Stroke?

Usually we think of a stroke as resulting from the interruption of blood flow to the brain. However, there is…

Digestive

Constipation: What Your Doctor May Not Tell You

Why more fiber isn't always the answer. Constipation is one of those ailments that most people think they know how…

Indigestion

Heartburn Cure In Your Pantry

Did you ever wonder why it's called “heartburn” ? Certain foods that don't agree with you cause stomach acid to…

Indigestion

Postmenopausal Heartburn

Study Links Hormone Replacement with Heartburn in Women Does hormone replacement therapy cause heartburn? That was the implication of reports…

Digestive

Better than Antibiotics in H. Pylori Battle: Broccoli Sprouts

Broccoli Sprouts Help Maintain Optimal Balance of H. Pylori Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria presents a medical conundrum — while…

Digestive

The Soup You Need When Diarrhea Persists

Q: My doctor and I are working to resolve my chronic diarrhea. In the meantime, should I be taking any…

Digestive

Supplementing with Fish Oil Makes Me Burp and Feel Bloated. How Can I Prevent This?

Q: Supplementing with fish oil makes me burp and feel bloated. How can I prevent this? A: Different brands of…

Indigestion

Hairbrush Trick to Ease Indigestion

If you've overdone it at the buffet table, here's a trick to ease the discomfort: Take a wire hairbrush or…

Digestive

If You Have a Stomach Virus

Q. If I have a stomach virus, what steps can I take to get over it more quickly? A. To…

Indigestion

Coca-Cola Cures Bezoars

You’ve all heard me issue warning after warning about the health risks of soda—and my opinion on those bad-for-you beverages…

Indigestion

Could Your GERD Actually Be Something Else?

Go ahead and file this news under “life-changing.” Studies show that roughly 50% to 60% of patients with symptoms of…

Digestive

Beyond Pepto-Bismol—Get Rid of That Tummy Ache Naturally

If you are like a lot healthy-minded people, you try not to overdo it over the holidays. But with all…

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

The Pills That Cause Lifelong Gut Problems

By now, we all know better than to press our doctors for antibiotics when we have nonbacterial infections, such as…