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Health News - GastroIntestinal

How dogs could help us explore our own gut health
The proverbial best friends of humankind give us unconditional love and moments of joy. But can they also enrich our knowledge of our own gut microbiomes? (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatments for a nervous stomach
A nervous stomach usually refers to stomach problems that are caused by stress and anxiety. Despite having some of the same symptoms as some chronic GI disorders, a nervous stomach is usually related to a person's "fight-or-flight" response. This article looks at what causes it, and how to stop it from happening. (Medical News Today)

What home remedies can stop flatulence?
Although passing gas is a normal bodily function, some people may be concerned that they do so excessively. There are many steps that can help to reduce flatulence, including dietary changes and supplements. In this article, we look at 12 steps that could help reduce farting, and when excess gas may be more worrying. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure: Destroying gut bacteria could improve outcomes
In a new study, researchers demonstrate that immune molecules activated by gut bacteria could negatively impact cardiac health following heart failure. (Medical News Today)

Is apple cider vinegar good or bad for diarrhea?
Apple cider vinegar has recently been touted as a cure-all for many ailments, including diarrhea. However, this common household ingredient is highly acidic and can cause stomach problems in some people. In this article, learn about the potential risks and benefits of apple cider vinegar for diarrhea. (Medical News Today)

How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions. (Medical News Today)

How to make yourself fart
Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed. (Medical News Today)

What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients. (Medical News Today)

How do you gain weight quickly and safely?
Doctors may recommend gaining weight to athletes and people who weigh too little. We describe 19 foods that can help a person to gain weight quickly and boost overall health. We also explore the evidence behind foods traditionally used for weight gain, such as red meat, eggs, and protein shakes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of trapped gas
Gas pain can be uncomfortable, or so severe that it can interrupt daily activities. Luckily, plenty of simple home remedies can bring relief. Quitting smoking and avoiding certain foods may also help. Here, learn 20 easy ways to relieve mild to severe gas pain at home. We also address when a person should see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Nanoparticles in food packaging may disrupt gut function
Nanoparticles are found in some food packaging. A new study concludes that when we consume them, it could hinder the way our guts absorb nutrients. (Medical News Today)

What causes a volvulus?
A volvulus occurs when part of the small or large intestine twists, causing a dangerous blockage. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms in both adults and children, as well as how a volvulus is treated. We also look at what complications can occur, including sepsis, short bowel syndrome, and death. (Medical News Today)

Six reasons your breath might smell like poop
Bad breath is often a simple, temporary problem. However, breath that smells like feces, or poop, may indicate a medical condition. These may range from a sinus infection to a bowel blockage. Here, we look at six common causes of bad breath that smells like poop. We also discuss treatments and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy
After having a colonoscopy, a person’s digestive system will require some time to recover. For a couple of days after the procedure, people will need to eat foods that are easy to digest. This article lists some foods that are suitable to eat, as well as those to avoid. It also gives tips for keeping the colon healthy. (Medical News Today)

What are the soft food and mechanical soft food diets?
There are many reasons why someone may need to go on a soft food diet. Reasons might include surgery, cancer, difficulty swallowing, or dental problems. The diet should consist of a variety of foods that can be mashed or pureed. Read on find out which types of food to include, and tips for following this diet. (Medical News Today)

What could be the cause of morning diarrhea?
Diarrhea in the morning can have a range of potential causes, including lifestyle choices, a temporary illness, such as a virus or food poisoning, or an underlying condition, such as IBS or IBD. Read on to learn how to prevent it with some simple lifestyle changes, and how to treat it if there are medical reasons. (Medical News Today)

Why do I feel sick after I eat?
Sometimes, eating food can cause the stomach to become irritated and uncomfortable. Foods that are spicy or cause allergies are among the culprits, in some cases, as is eating too big a portion. Also, people can have medical conditions that cause stomach pain. Learn more about the potential causes with this article. (Medical News Today)

What causes foamy bowel movements?
Foamy or frothy poop is usually diarrhea-like and may appear to have bubbles in it. It may also seem oily or contain mucus. Learn about the causes here. (Medical News Today)

How much fiber is too much?
Eating too much fiber can cause bloating, gas, and constipation. Find out how much fiber is too much and how to relieve symptoms in this article. (Medical News Today)

Why do I have red diarrhea? Six causes
While diarrhea is unpleasant, it is not often a sign of something serious. Red or bloody diarrhea, however, may be a sign of an underlying health problem. (Medical News Today)

What causes white specks in my poop?
What do white specks in stool indicate? Are there other symptoms to consider? We find answers and discuss treatment and prevention. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Many non-antibiotic drugs can alter gut bacteria
A new study reveals that many marketed non-antibiotic drugs affect the growth of bacteria in the human gut and may contribute to antibiotic resistance. (Medical News Today)

What causes black specks in stool?
Black specks in stool can come from diet or something more serious, such as liver problems. Read about causes, symptoms, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Why do I cough after I eat?
People may find they cough after eating food, and this may have many different causes. Learn more about the role of allergies and when to see a doctor here. (Medical News Today)

Stress: How social conflict alters gut bacteria
The state of our gut microbiota has been tied to our mental well-being, but how do stressful conditions impact our inner bacterial environment? (Medical News Today)

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