Lose Stomach Fat For Wedding

To lose stomach fat for wedding related reasons, there is one thing that can be both your best friend or your worst enemy: time. The longer the time before the wedding day, the more likely it is you will meet your weight loss goals. If time is of the essence, you may not be able to lose the amount of stomach fat you desire in a realistic fashion. Continue reading “Lose Stomach Fat For Wedding” »

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

This is a syndrome where the gastrointestinal tract shows no abnormalities on physical or x-ray examination. There seems to be altered bowel contractions that are needed to propel the food through the digestive tract. Bowel contractions can be altered by many factors, including drugs, stress, activity, food, and emotions. Continue reading “Irritable Bowel Syndrome” »

Heartburn Signs and Syndromes

Heartburn is also known as pyrosis, dyspepsia, indigestion, esophageal reflux. Heartburn is defined as an acid leaking from the stomach into the esophagus or throat, causing irritation or burning sensation of the tissue. Heartburn happens when there is an increase or decrease in acid production from the stomach, or when the stomach sphincter, which is a one-way valve to keep stomach contents in, leaks its contents into the esophagus. Continue reading “Heartburn Signs and Syndromes” »

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

These are similar diseases resulting in ulceration of the inner gastrointestinal tract in ulcerative colitis. In Crohn’s disease, the ulcer can perforate the entire gastrointestinal tract. In Crohn’s, the most common area involved is the ileum or the last part of the small intestine. The lesions usually skip areas of involvement. Any part of the GI tract from the mouth to the anus can be involved. Continue reading “Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease” »