What Can Cause Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)?

What Can Cause Peptic Ulcers (Stomach Ulcers)?

What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer? A dull or burning pain in your stomach is the most common symptom of a peptic ulcer. You may feel the pain anywhere between your belly button and breastbone. The pain most often: happens when your stomach is empty—such as between meals or during the night stops briefly if you eat or … Read more

When Those Little Diverticula Become Infected

When Those Little Diverticula Become Infected

As people age, it’s common to develop small pouches in the colon wall, called diverticula. Many people spend their lives without ever noticing a problem, but when the diverticula become infected problems result. Diverticulitis is when those little diverticula become infected. What are the symptoms of diverticular disease? Symptoms of diverticular disease depend on whether diverticula—pouches in the wall of … Read more

Five Lifestyle Tips for a Healthy Tummy

Five Lifestyle Tips for a Healthy Tummy

Digestive problems and stomach upsets can be prevented, relieved and even banished by simple lifestyle changes. Beat stress to ease tummy troubles! You may have noticed a feeling of unease in your stomach during times of stress. That’s because anxiety and worry can upset the delicate balance of digestion. In some people, stress slows down digestion, causing bloating, pain and constipation, while in … Read more

Long Term Gut Pain, Gas, and Bloating? What to do.

Gut Pain, Gassiness, and Bloating

It can be tricky to diagnose a digestive disease because they share a lot of symptoms. Symptoms of many gut conditions include pain, gassiness, bloating, and diarrhea. To figure out what’s causing gut troubles, doctors may need to run a variety of tests. These can include blood tests and a stool test to look for infection. Some people may have … Read more