Hematochezia vs. melena. Both are medical conditions linked to blood in stool, but what are the differences? Is one simply pooping blood along with stools, while the other is caused by rectal bleeding? In this article, we will compare and contrast he... Read More
One of the more serious cases of dark stools is known as melena. What is melena? It is a medical condition resulting in black stools of blood or tarry stools. Passing black stool does not always indicate the presence of b... Read More
Cyclosporiasis is a parasitic infection that can cause you to become extremely ill.
A cyclospora infection begins with typical food poisoning symptoms. But, if left untreated, it can lead to long term problems like Reiter’s syndrome, biliary dise... Read More
Do you suffer from stomach cramping, nausea, or even diarrhea after enjoying ice cream or other dairy products? Then you may need to switch to a lactose intolerance diet as the problem may be due to lactose, a natural sugar component found in many ... Read More
It’s amazing how much has changed in understanding the inner workings of the human body over the last few years. And with every passing day, there are new discoveries about your gut, particularly the billions of microbiota or gut bacteria that cal... Read More
I have some good news for you today! You can go ahead and drink that glass of red wine with your dinner and know that you are doing something good for your body.
We have all heard about the heart health benefits of red wine. But, new studies show th... Read More
With excruciating pain and the vomiting of blood, antral ulcer symptoms can lead to a life-threatening condition. An antral ulcer occurs in the lower abdominal region and is not to be confused with the more common condition known as a peptic ulcer, ... Read More
The common Helicobacter pylori infection, also referred to as H. pylori, can develop inside your body with no apparent symptoms and seemingly without reason. We will learn more about this condition to answer the question, is H. pylori contagious?
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