Health News - GastroIntestinal

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses
Gut bacteria live alongside billions of viruses. A new study investigates how specific foods impact these viruses and, therefore, gut bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Full liquid diet: Everything you need to know
A doctor may recommend a full liquid diet for a short time for people with certain medical conditions. Learn more about what to eat and avoid on the full liquid diet here. (Medical News Today)

Could probiotics benefit cats?
With the growing popularity of probiotics, some researchers are asking whether they might benefit felines. A recent, small-scale study investigates. (Medical News Today)

What is water brash?
People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may experience a symptom called water brash. Read more about the causes and treatment of water brash here. (Medical News Today)

Gastroenterologists: What to know
Gastroenterologists are medical professionals who specialize in the digestive system. Learn about what they do and the conditions they may treat here. (Medical News Today)

Treatment options for IBS
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder that can significantly affect a person’s quality of life. Learn about the treatments and remedies here. (Medical News Today)

How 'good' viruses may influence health
Should all viruses be considered villains? In this feature, we meet bacteriophages. These viruses live in us and on us and easily outnumber bacteria. (Medical News Today)

Pain in the lower abdomen and bloating: What to know
Lower abdominal pain and bloating sometimes occur together. Read on to find out the potential causes of these symptoms and the treatment options available. (Medical News Today)

A guide to the best probiotics
There are many types of probiotic, and each has a different set of health benefits. In this article, learn about the best probiotics for various situations. (Medical News Today)

What causes acid reflux and shortness of breath?
Discover the association between acid reflux and shortness of breath. We also outline the symptoms of acid reflux, and the treatment options available. (Medical News Today)

Constipation and headaches at the same time
Sometimes, constipation and headaches can occur at the same time. Read on to learn about some of the conditions that can cause these two symptoms to occur together, plus how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Even 'dead,' this probiotic may be effective against inflammation
A new study in roundworms and elderly mice suggests that even the inactivated form of a probiotic bacterium could reduce inflammation and promote health. (Medical News Today)

What are the best foods for diverticulitis?
Some research suggests that certain dietary changes could help some people with diverticulitis. Find out what foods to eat and avoid. (Medical News Today)

What's the link between dairy and acid reflux?
Although dairy is not a recognized cause of acid reflux, some people who consume dairy products may experience acid reflux. Learn why here. (Medical News Today)

Baby poop color: Causes and when to see a doctor
Baby poop color may change for a range of reasons, including age, dietary factors, and health conditions. Learn what different colors can indicate here. (Medical News Today)

Chest pain in women: What causes it, and how do doctors diagnose it?
A heart attack is a common cause of chest pain, but women may have different symptoms than men. Learn about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of chest pain in women here. (Medical News Today)

Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know
Constipation is very uncommon in breastfed babies, but it does sometimes happen. Learn about the causes and treatment of constipation in breastfed babies here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about proctitis
Proctitis is the inflammation of the lining of the rectum. Here, learn about the causes and treatment of proctitis, as well as the difference between proctitis and colitis. (Medical News Today)

Lazy bowel: What to know
Lazy bowel is a term for slowed digestion. Here, learn about the causes and treatment of a lazy bowel and the other symptoms that may accompany it. (Medical News Today)

Study links some antibiotics to a raised risk of Parkinson's disease
New research suggests that certain antibiotics in common use may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease, likely because of their effect on gut microbes. (Medical News Today)

Epiploic appendagitis: Everything you need to know
Epiploic appendagitis occurs when something cuts off the blood supply to small pouches in the digestive system. Learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options in this article. (Medical News Today)

Vitamins for constipation: Do they work?
While increasing fiber intake and taking over-the-counter laxatives are commonplace constipation treatments, vitamins may also work for some people. Learn more in this article. (Medical News Today)

Can the gut microbiome unlock the secrets of aging?
A new study finds that gut bacteria from old mice can help rejuvenate the neurons of younger ones, suggesting that gut bacteria are key to aging. (Medical News Today)

8 yoga poses to relieve constipation
Constipation is a common complaint, but yoga poses can help by stimulating the digestive system and relieving gas. Learn more about yoga poses for constipation here. (Medical News Today)

Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test
A new study conducted in mice and humans suggests that imbalances in gut bacteria may play a key role in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer. (Medical News Today)

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