Diarrhea is frequent passage of bowel movement most commonly more than three to four times in a day. The stool in diarrhea cases is watery and unformed. Diarrhea can develop due to many causes; however, in some people the underlying …

Digestive enzymes are chemicals that are essential for digestion of food. They play a key role in functioning of digestive system without which maintaining healthy life is difficult. The metabolic activity is controlled by group of digestive enzymes that are …

Lazy bowel movement is a terminology used for extremely low frequency of bowel movement. It is nothing but chronic constipation caused due to abuse of laxatives. In a sense it is rebound constipation which is the side effect of the …

Toxic megacolon is rare but extremely serious condition resulting as a complication of colitis. Colon is a medical terminology for what we generally know as large intestine. Megacolon is abnormal dilatation of large intestine.

Colon is the last part of …

Human digestive system consists of several organs that are meant basically to digest the food that we eat. Digestion is a complex process. The food that we eat passes through stomach, small intestine and lastly to the large intestine.

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Human digestive system comprises of many parts beginning right away from the mouth and ending up at the anus. Each organ has its own function to perform once the food is ingested. The digestive process begins right from the mouth …

Bloating of upper abdomen occurs when too much of gas and air is trapped in stomach and intestine. Bloating increases the girth of abdomen and as a result the upper abdomen appears larger. There is a feeling of fullness, pain …

Diarrhea is one of the most common symptoms of alimentary tract disease which most people suffer sometime in their life. It is a frequent phenomenon in summer days, but diarrhea can occur anytime and there are several other reasons to …

Bubbling sound in abdomen is common phenomenon. It results from gases and fluids present in stomach and intestine (gut). As presumed by us the process of digestion is not silent. The gut is always doing its job of digestion and …

Back pain is a common medical problem and almost everyone may have suffered from it sometime in their lifetime. There are several different causes of back pain. Back pain after eating a meal usually has been associated with problems pertaining …

Eggs are one of the favorite items of breakfast. Whether it is a scrambled egg, an omelet, poached or boiled, eggs are not only delicious but they are good for health. They are rich source of protein and various …

The food that we eat has to pass through the stomach and it reaches the final destination in the intestine for absorption. The intestine has finger like structures called villi which are known to absorb the nutrients and send to …

Diarrhea can affect traveler’s health in many parts of world, especially people traveling in developing countries such as most of Asia, South America, Southern Europe, Africa etc. Diarrhea is repeated passage of unformed, watery stools as much as 3 to …

The digestive system and the process of digestion at a glance seem to be a simple bodily function. However, every one of us at some point in our life may have experienced it to be distressful and annoying. For some …

Colon is a medical term used frequently for large intestine. It extends from Cecum (the first part of large intestine) to rectum, the last part of large intestine. Colon is like a tube which remains expanded due to presence of …

The last part of the digestive tract is called colon. Its main function is to extract water from the intestinal content, storage of feces and its evacuation at controlled interval. Colon together with rectum and anal canal forms large intestine. …

Liver is an amazing organ in human body. It performs various tasks to keep our body healthy. It has everything to do the way we live, may be for this reason it is called “Liver”. The overall health of human …

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is not a common disease. The disease is observed in people who suffer from kidney failure and end stage kidney disease. The disease is characterized by thick and hard skin patches. The disease can also have systemic …