Acid reflux refers to a condition where part of the stomach’s contents which is acidic in nature flows upwards and into the esophagus.
There are many factors that affect the digestive system. Ranging from poor feeding habits to environmental hazards, infections as well as the use of certain medications, there is no shortage of factors that threaten to disrupt the proper functioning of the digestive system.
A bloated belly refers to a condition where the stomach tightens uncomfortably due to the accumulation of gas from the ileum and small intestine.
Candida refers to a group of fungal species found in different parts of the body including the mouth and the vagina. When produced in excessive amounts, the fungi cause an infection known as as candidiasis.
Constipation is a condition that causes you to have difficulties emptying your bowels completely and/or on a regular basis.
Diarrhea is a term that is used to describe a condition where stool passed is extremely loose and watery.
Food poisoning is a condition that results from the consumption of contaminated food, and while it is not usually serious, it causes great discomfort and interferes with day to day routines.
Gastritis is a condition that refers to the inflammation of the stomach lining.
Flatulence, or passing gas as it is normally known, is a normal occurrence as it is part of the normal functioning of Improper chewing of food is also a major cause of gas and flatulence.
GERD is an abbreviation for Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, a condition that causes the stomach’s acidic content to back up into the food pipe. The most common symptoms of GERD include nausea, regurgitation and a burning sensation that results from the acidity of the liquid content.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, abbreviated IBS, is a common chronic condition that affects the health of the digestive system causing irritation and discomfort.
Infant constipation is usually difficult to detect at the onset, largely because what is ‘normal’ varies form one child to another. This is, in fact, the primary factor to consider when treating constipation in infants and babies.
Indigestion is a condition that refers to discomfort that occurs in the abdominal region, particularly just before meals and after meals. It is often accompanied by a burning sensation in the area just above the navel region.
Lactose intolerance is a common condition that occurs when the digestive system is unable to completely digest lactose, the specific type of sugar found in milk and milk products.
Nausea is a medical term used to define stomach discomfort that often precedes vomiting.
Pinworms are a type of intestinal parasite located in the gastrointestinal system, and more specifically in the large intestine and rectal area.
An upset stomach, while not a disease per se, can be a grave source of discomfort. This is the term used to describe pain in the upper abdominal region.
Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes the formation of ulcers (sores) in the digestive system.
Uric acid is a chemical compound that is formed in the body following the breakdown of organic compounds in the body known as purines.
Vomiting, also referred to as emesis, is the forcible expulsion of the stomach’s contents through the mouth. In adults, vomiting is not often cause for concern as it tends to resolve on its own after a couple of days.