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What I need to know about Diarrhea by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is diarrhea? Diarrhea means that you have a change in your bowel movements and pass unusually loose stools. Stool is what is left after your digestive system (stomach, small intestine, and colon) absorbs nutrients and fluids from what you eat and drink. Stool passes out of the body through the rectum. If fluids are not absorbed, ... Read on »
Understanding Bowel Movements by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm Much to the chagrin and embarrassment of CF patients everywhere, bowel movements are an important part of our lives. In many ways our bowel movements serve as a benchmark that lets us know how things are going, so to speak, with our digestive systems. Cystic fibrosis patients with pancreatic insufficiency should be especially aware of all thi ... Read on »
Diarrhea by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Diarrhea is a symptom -- it is not a disease. It is defined as loose, watery stools that occur more than three times in one day. Diarrhea can be caused by many things, including infections, food intolerance, reactions to medicine, intestinal diseases, and functional bowel disorders. Often, the only necessary treatment involves replacing lost fl ... Read on »
Diarrhea Dog Info by heru m. Patient Expert Posted Tue 25 Jan 2011 12:24am Diarrhea is the passing of loose or liquid stool, more often than normal. Diarrhea can be caused by diseases of the small intestine, large intestine or by diseases of organs other than the intestinal tract. Your ability to answer questions about your pet’s diet, habits, environment and specific details about the diarrhea can help the ... Read on »
LET'S TALK ABOUT...DIARRHEA by Helpful Buckeye Doctor of Veterinary MedicineHealth Maven Posted Sun 11 Nov 2012 12:00am How many of you remember the old TV commercial from Pepto-Bismol, during which an off-screen voice quietly says, "I'd like to talk to you about diarrhea"?  Amongst humans, this topic has always carried a certain stigma, in that one doesn't talk about it in public.  Well, at least, we humans are usually able to get to a bathroom ... Read on »
Ileostomy Health Article Part-1 by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm An ileostomy can be placed ... Definition An ileostomy is a surgical procedure in which the small intestine is attached to the abdominal wall in order to bypass the large intestine; digestive waste then exits the body through an artificial opening called a stoma (from the Greek word for "mouth"). Purpose In gen ... Read on »
Health Headlines - June 17 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:23pm FDA Approves Drug for Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved the drug Letairis (ambrisentan) for the treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension, a rare but life-threatening condition marked by continuous high blood pressure within the arteries of the lungs. "Letairis represents a valuabl ... Read on »
What is Constipation? by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment Constipation is the infrequent and difficult passage of stool. The frequency of bowel movements among healthy people varies greatly, ranging from three movements a day to three a week. As a rule, if more than 3 days pass without a bowel movement, the intestinal contents may harden, and a person may have difficulty or even pain during el ... Read on »
Hysteroscopy: When is it Necessary? by WomensHealth .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:49pm DAVID MARKS, MD: Hi, and welcome to our webcast. I'm Dr. David Marks. Today we're discussing diarrhea. It's usually not serious and goes away on its own, but there are a number of conditions that can cause diarrhea. Joining us today to talk about the topic are two experts. First is Dr. Lucy Harris. She's a gastroenterologist at Cornell Medical C ... Read on »
Health Tips for September 7 by Meredy Registered NurseHealth Maven Posted Wed 07 Sep 2011 12:00am Health Tip: Why Baby Gets Diaper Rash A baby's sensitive bottom may develop a rash from sitting too long in a soiled diaper. But that's not the only trigger that can cause the problem. The ADAM Encyclopedia offers these additional factors that may contribute to diaper rash Frequent bowel movements or diarrhea. Use of an antibiotic. ... Read on »