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Probiotics can offer digestive health benefits

Could yogurt help prevent your gastrointestinal discomfort? Probiotics are the bacteria found in certain stomach-happy foods such as yogurt. They help minimize bad bacteria and promote digestive health. When the digestive tract does not have enough of these good bacteria, diarrhea or cramping may result. The lack of probiotics is often caused by the consumption of an antibiotic used to … Continue reading »

Medication can affect digestion

Could you be developing hemorrhoids from your prescription? Depending on how your medication affects your nerves or body fluids, this type of digestive issue can be a fairly common side effect. Constipation can occur when the medicine affects the nerve and muscle activity of the colon, slowing down the process.  A medication may also affect intestinal liquid, hardening the stool, … Continue reading »

Aspirin & Peptic Ulcers: What You Should Know

Got a stomach ache? Hopefully it’s just a twinge of indigestion, but it also could be something much more serious, like a peptic ulcer. These are small sores in the lining of your stomach, and require specific treatments to cure. Too much spicy foods and stress are two major causes of peptic ulcers, but there’s another culprit that you may … Continue reading »

Blood-Pressure Med Symptoms Mimic Celiac Disease

A report from the Mayo Clinic suggests that omesartan, a medication for high blood pressure, can cause symptoms that mimic celiac disease. The news is important because Benicar, the name the drug is sold under, is heavily prescribed. The patients who developed the problem were all older, and saw their conditions improve after they stopped taking the drug. They also … Continue reading »

Yogurt With Antibiotics Helps Avoid Diarrhea

Are you worried about your colon after experiencing diarrhea from a prescribed antibiotic? This can occur from the drug’s attempt to eliminate bad bacteria. In the process, good bacteria that assist in colon health may also be killed, resulting in diarrhea. Unfortunately, one in three people suffer from this reaction. The good news is a new study has shown that … Continue reading »

Fear of Embarrassment

When it comes to discussing your health, there’s no doubt that hemorrhoids are an uncomfortable subject. Most people don’t look forward to describing the shape, look or feel of their hemorrhoids – even in the privacy of a doctor’s office. According to the Mayo Clinic, about half of adults experience anal itching, discomfort or bleeding as a result of hemorrhoids. … Continue reading »

Hemorrhoids & Heartburn: Is There A Connection?

Heartburn is never any fun, but if you don’t give it the time and attention it deserves, it could turn back up on the backside of the digestive process in the form of hemorrhoids. Treating heartburn properly is just as important as recognizing the condition, however. If you find that jalapeno nachos are more trouble than they’re worth, then cut … Continue reading »