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Health News - GastroIntestinal

Treating constipation in Crohn's disease
Crohn's disease typically causes frequent diarrhea, but some people also have constipation. Constipation can result from medications or strictures, and treatment options include dietary and lifestyle changes, laxatives, and bowel training. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about SIBO and its treatment
SIBO is a digestive disorder in which a person has too many bacteria in their small intestine. It is more common than doctors previously thought and has an association with IBS. This article provides an overview of SIBO, including its symptoms, causes, and treatment, as well as dietary changes that may help. (Medical News Today)

What causes dark urine?
A variety of issues can cause dark urine, including foods, medication, and dehydration. Learn more about the potential causes and their treatments in this article. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hemorrhoid surgery
Hemorrhoid surgery is an effective way of removing hemorrhoids that cause symptoms. There are several types, and recovery time may be a few weeks. Learn more about hemorrhoid surgery here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat diarrhea at home
Diarrhea is a common digestive problem. It can be highly uncomfortable, but many people can treat it at home using simple home remedies. Learn about them here. (Medical News Today)

Researchers discover almost 2,000 new gut bacteria
Researchers have used a novel method to identify almost 2,000 unknown gut bacteria. Their findings also highlight a need to study more diverse samples. (Medical News Today)

Paleo diet meal plan: A simple guide
People following a paleo diet eat only foods that were available during the Paleolithic period when humans hunted and gathered all their food. Learn more about it and read our 7-day meal plan here. (Medical News Today)

What role does the gut play in Parkinson's disease?
A review of existing research has examined the evidence for a connection between the gastrointestinal system and the progression of Parkinson's disease. (Medical News Today)

What can we see with an abdominal ultrasound?
Healthcare professionals may use abdominal ultrasounds to diagnose pancreas, liver, and stomach issues. The procedure requires very little preparation, and there are very few risks. Learn more about abdominal ultrasounds here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about dermatitis herpetiformis
Dermatitis herpetiformis is a skin condition that results from gluten sensitivity. This article discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatments of dermatitis herpetiformis. (Medical News Today)

Constipation and pregnancy: What to know
Constipation is a very common symptom in both early and late pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe treatments and home remedies to relieve constipation during pregnancy. We also explain when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Nanoparticles in food can alter the behavior of gut bacteria
A study of how natural and synthetic nanoparticles in food can impact gut bacteria offers useful information for medicine and the food industry. (Medical News Today)

The 7 wonders of poop
Although most of us shy away from poop, it is worthy of our attention. From medical treatments to unusual chemistry, poop is intriguing. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: Could gut bacteria play a role?
A new study links changes in gut bacteria to dementia. The researchers hope that their findings might, one day, help develop more effective treatment. (Medical News Today)

Could blocking these immune cells aid weight loss?
The small intestine harbors metabolism-regulating immune cells that can consign nutrients of digestion to fat storage rather than energy use. (Medical News Today)

What causes gas pain during pregnancy?
Gas pain is common during the early and late stages of pregnancy. In this article, we discuss the causes of gas pain, how to relieve symptoms and other conditions that cause similar symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Diagnosis and treatment of duodenal cancer
Duodenal cancer develops in the first section of the small intestine: the duodenum. This type of cancer is rare, and symptoms can be vague, which can make it difficult to diagnose. However, early diagnosis and treatment can significantly improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to expect during a bowel resection
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as strictures and fistulas. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health
According to one intriguing new study, antibiotics may disrupt bone health by interacting with gut bacteria and the immune system. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of vitamin B-12 deficiency?
Vitamin B-12 is essential for blood health. People with vitamin B-12 deficiency may have a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, nerve problems, and trouble thinking. In this article, we discuss 11 symptoms and their causes. (Medical News Today)

10 signs and symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome
Cramping, bloating, and constipation or diarrhea characterize irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). In this article, we explore the reasons behind 10 common symptoms of IBS. We also look at other possible causes for these symptoms. (Medical News Today)

Stool transplants from 'super donors' could be a cure-all
New research suggests that fecal transplants from 'super donors' could cure a host of conditions, ranging from irritable bowel syndrome to Alzheimer's. (Medical News Today)

Crohn's disease and joint pain
Crohn’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated
Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can vary in severity. If people leave it untreated, symptoms can gradually get worse and may become more difficult to treat in the future. Treatment also reduces the risk of serious complications. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of oregano oil?
Oregano oil is a concentrated liquid that contains two main compounds: carvacrol and thymol. This oil is not as concentrated as oregano essential oil. The compounds have anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Learn about the possible benefits here. (Medical News Today)

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