Gastroparesis is a dysmotility disorder of stomach. It is a disorder in which the stomach takes too much time for emptying of food further downwards into the intestine. Thus it is also called delayed gastric emptying disorder. Normally the food …

Fructose is a type of sugar that is present in wide range of foods and fruits such as honey, apples, mango, and fructose corn syrup. It is also found in processed foods as well as some vegetables. Fructose malabsorption is …

Vomiting or emesis is an involuntary expulsion of gastric content from mouth and occasionally from mouth and nose. It can occur anytime, when you are awake or even in sleep. Vomiting while sleeping is extremely frustrating for the patient and …

Bloating and burping soon after waking up is an unpleasant experience for anyone. Sometime or the other in their lifetime people may have suffered from this discomforting symptom. However, they do not take cognizance of this temporary phenomenon. But if …

Overeating is not uncommon. Every person sometime or the other in his lifetime may have experienced feeling of overeating especially after attending parties and social functions. While occasional overeating is not a concern, repeated habit of overeating has been linked …

Colonic spasm is one of the most chronic health problem experienced by many people in America. The condition is characterized by sudden and severe contraction of muscles of colon. Colon basically refers to large intestine. It is one of the …

Esophagus is long hollow muscular tube connecting the mouth with stomach. It is a passage through which food and liquid enters into the stomach. Rupture of esophagus is nothing but a tear in the esophageal wall. Although uncommon, ruptured esophagus …

Majority of people may have suffered from gas in stomach sometime or the other in their life time. Although, not life threatening condition, it produces considerable discomfort for the person. Gas in stomach occurs mostly due to your eating and …

Diarrhea is the most frequent and common ailment of gastrointestinal tract. Everyone at some point or the other may have suffered from an episode of diarrhea. Diarrhea has been defined as increased passage of loose watery stools. Since stool is …

Dumping syndrome is a common medical problem among patients who have undergone gastric surgery. It is a group of symptoms which develop when a part of the stomach or whole stomach has been removed. A host of symptoms develop when …

Steakhouse syndrome is a collection of symptoms resulting from impaction of large food bolus in lower end of esophagus. The esophagus is a muscular tube which connects the mouth and stomach. Food and liquid passes from this tube into the …

A stricture is narrowing of a hollow tube through which essential substance passes. Esophageal stricture is a condition where the esophagus becomes narrow. ┬áMany of us do not know what esophagus is, it is the hollow food pipe between the …

Also called an upset stomach, dyspepsia (indigestion) is a group of symptoms and not a specific ailment which can result from varied reasons. With dyspepsia there may be a sense of discomfort in the abdomen. Pain in upper abdomen, nausea, …

Volvulus is the term used for twisted bowel in medical science. It is a condition in which the intestine gets abnormally twisted. It leads to intestinal obstruction. Both, large as well as small intestine can get twisted. Volvulus can interrupt …