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What Is Colon Cancer And Colon Cancer Treatment by Healthy Living .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 30 Mar 2009 3:20pm 1 Comment One 6-letter word that places fear into the hearts and minds of many people in this day and age is the word ‘ Cancer ’. I would venture to say that this fear is most likely the result of a lack of knowledge of the disease. If you fall into that category, then hopefully the information that you receive here will put you at ease, as well as inspire ... 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 »
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 »
4 feet less but still the best: My Jpouch Story by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 06 Apr 2009 7:49pm First, I would like to give props to my fabulous husband for coming up with the name of my jpouch story. It isn’t quite as cool as ‘No colon and still rollin’ but still kind of catchy! This is just one more thing my supportive partner does to rock my colon-less world! My initial journey with “Colin theColon” began in late 2005 when I relocated ... Read on »
IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a collection of symptoms that occur when the nerves and muscles in a person's bowel (the colon, or large intestine) do not work like they should. With IBS, a person's bowel is extra sensitive, causing discomfort and changes in bowel activity. IBS is a chronic condi ... Read on »
What I need to know about Irritable Bowel Syndrome by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:39pm What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? Irritable bowe lsyndrome* (IBS) is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation. IBS affects th ecolon, or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive trac ... Read on »
What is irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)? by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm Irritable bowel syndrome* (IBS) is a “syndrome,” meaning a group of symptoms. The most common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain or discomfort often reported as cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation. IBS affects the colon, or large bowel, which is the part of the digestive tract that stores stool. IBS is not a diseas ... 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 »
Children's DIARRHEA in Summer: CAUSES, PREVENTION, AND HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT by Dr. Rakesh Kumar Posted Tue 27 Oct 2009 5:22pm There are many causes for diarrhea in which infection and irregularities in eating are main. Prolonged or recurrent diarrhea disturbs the normal development of a child so it should treated as soon as possible. I am presenting a very useful list of common symptoms/events of diarrhea consisting of A to Z (28) sympto ... 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 »