Some methods of improving digestion include avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and fried foods, eating more fiber, relaxing the body, and getting light exercise, such as walking. Learn more here.
Bile acid malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not reabsorb enough bile acid, leading to diarrhea and other gastrointestinal symptoms. Learn more here.
Abdominal pain and constipation often result from dietary and lifestyle factors and usually respond well to home treatment. However, abdominal pain and constipation can sometimes also be symptoms of an underlying medical condition. Learn more here.
Researchers using genetic analysis to estimate the effect of antihypertensive drugs on the risk of various diseases found negative effects on gut health.
The role of gut bacteria in health and disease is complex. A new study examines the impact of bacteriophages, which are viruses that attack bacteria.
The length of time a person can go without pooping depends on factors such as diet and certain medical conditions. A healthful frequency is difficult to determine, as habits vary. Learn more here.
A study with common human gut bacteria and a mouse model investigates whether our microbiome helps explain why drugs work well for some but not others.
Heartburn and nausea are both common digestive issues. They can occur together, especially if a person experiences indigestion. Learn more in this article.
Acid reflux is a common problem. Many foods, including chocolate, can trigger symptoms. Learn more about the link between chocolate and acid reflux in this article.
A new study in mice explains how the intestines are capable of letting nutrients through to the rest of the body while keeping harmful agents at bay.