Gastrointestinal Problems

What is an antral ulcer?

antral ulcer

An antral ulcer is an open wound inside the lining of the lower stomach. Generally, the mucous membrane of the stomach weakens and becomes thin. The membrane functions in protecting the tissues in the lining of the stomach from harsh digestive juices. In addition, the acidity of these juices is at a normal level. If the level increases due to ... Read More »

How to treat salmonella poisoning

Salmonella poisoning happens when eating foods that is contaminated with the feces of humans or animals carrying the bacteria. It causes fever, abdominal cramps and diarrhea. The symptoms usually happen within 2-48 hours and last for 7 days. They usually heal on their own but sometimes it can result to complications. Sources of salmonella poisoning Meat which includes beef and ... Read More »

Gas pains

Excess gas in the stomach is due to excessive drinking, not properly chewing food, stress, eating gas-forming foods and spicy foods and bacterial infection or digestive disorders. Anything that can cause intestinal gas like constipation or diarrhea can result to gas pains and usually happen when gas accumulated in the intestines which are not expelled. Some people pass out gas ... Read More »

Stomach cramps with headaches

Stomach cramps are very painful and can be relieved by treating the underlying cause. It can be caused by problems of the digestive organs, aorta, appendix, kidneys and the spleen. Cramps are common in women during the menstrual cycle but by performing exercises, it can lessen the pain. Cramps with severe pain can be caused by gas passing through the ... Read More »

Indigestion

Indigestion is also called dyspepsia which is a feeling of fullness while eating or an uncomfortable feeling of fullness after a meal along with pain or burning sensation in the upper abdomen. Indigestion is a disorder in the digestive tract in which the stomach acid goes back into the esophagus. As a result, the lining of the stomach are irritated ... Read More »

Gastritis

Gastritis is a condition where there is inflammation of the lining of the stomach and caused by bacteria that also causes stomach ulcers. Constant use of certain pain medications, injuries and drinking alcoholic beverages can lead to the development of gastritis. Gastritis that happens suddenly or develops in a slow manner can cause ulcers and puts an individual at high ... Read More »

Morning sickness

Morning sickness includes symptoms of nausea and vomiting that can be experienced by a pregnant woman and happens any time of the day, but usually worse in the morning. Take note that morning sickness varies in strength. This condition usually happens during the pregnancy during the first trimester. The symptoms usually start during the 6th week of pregnancy but can ... Read More »

Hangover

Drinking alcohol affects the body in behavioral and physiological ways. Drinking alcohol until intoxication can eventually lead to a hangover. Hangover usually have symptoms of headaches, vomiting, nausea and sensitivity to light and sounds, exhaustion as well as dizziness that can last for 24 hours until alcohol in the body is minimized. A hangover can be mild discomfort for a ... Read More »

Bloated stomach and abdomen gas

Indigestion or dyspepsia is a condition caused by an issue in the secretion of the digestive juices in the stomach. In most circumstances, indigestion happens after eating spicy or fatty food or even overeating. It can become severe if the individual has gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), being stressed out or anxious, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcers, stomach infection, obesity, thyroid disease, ... Read More »

Fatigue after eating

Everyone at any time or another can feel fatigued after eating a meal or a big dinner and it is normal, but it could be a problem when the person feels tired and exhausted after each meal. Severe tiredness can slow down daytime activities and also disrupts work and many find it difficult to cope up. Feeling fatigued or exhausted ... Read More »