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Constipation. What is it? What causes it? Are there any solutions? Dec 28th, 2018

People who are constipated have fewer than 2-3 bowel movement a week. The texture of a constipated stool is hard and lumpy. Some patients also have hard touch of the abdomen. Constipation causes a sensation to have a bowel movement but is difficult to pass.  The longivity of being constipated...

Common signs if you have Acid reflux Jan 5th, 2018

Common signs if you have Acid reflux When stomach acid comes into contact with vocal cords and throat, it can cause inflammation leading to symptoms such as: coughing, hoarseness, throat clearing, and the feeling that something is stuck in the throat.Heartburn that occurs more than twice a week can lead to...

Colon Cancer Nov 29th, 2017

What is colon cancer?Colorectal cancer is cancer that starts in the colon or rectum. The colon and the rectum are parts of the large intestine, which is the lower part of the body’s digestive system. During digestion, food moves through the stomach and small intestine into the colon. The colon...

Benefits of Low FODMAP Diet Aug 9th, 2017

  What is the Low FODMAP Diet? The low-FODMAP diet aims to reduce overall FODMAP intake. This is especially helpful in patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).FODMAPs are:FermentableOligosaccharides (eg. Fructans and Galactans)Disaccharides (eg. Lactose), Monosaccharides (eg. excess Fructose) andPolyols (eg. Sorbitol, Mannitol, Maltitol, Xylitol and Isomalt) How does the low FODMAP diet work? A reduction...

The Truth About Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Oct 14th, 2016

According to the American Liver Association, approximately 30% of the US population have non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). NAFLD is defined as accumulation of liver fat in people who drink little or no alcohol and is often associated with obesity. The increasing prevalence of NAFLDMany people believe that developing liver...