Category: Digestive

Liquid Diarrhea

Stool usually has an average of about 70 percent water content. When stool has higher than normal levels of water, then the condition is referred to as liquid diarrhea. In case of liquid diarrhea, the ratio between water and solid matter content in feces is abnormally high. For a condition of watery loose stools to […]

High pH in Urine

High pH in Urine

pH in urine is a measurement of its acidic and alkaline content. pH in urine is considered to be normal/neutral if it is 7. Lower values than 7 indicate acidic urine while higher numbers than 7 indicate alkaline urine. A single unit is equivalent to 10 times the change in acidic or alkaline levels in […]

Gassy Before Period

Gassy Before Period

Menstruation is not a matter of few days. Even before the onset of periods women face certain changes in the body, also called Premenstrual syndrome. Digestive disorders like bloating, constipation and gas are most common when women are about to get their periods started. The gassiness may make them feel sluggish and interfere with the […]

White Specks In Stool

White Specks In Stool

The appearance, texture, consistence, and smell of the stool may say a lot about your health. Having white spots or specks in stool is not normal and it needs further examination. When you have the white bits in stool and they disappear, you may ignore them since it may be something temporary such as some […]

Why Does it Hurt When I Swallow?

Swallowing is an intricate act involving different parts such as the mouth, your throat, and the esophagus or the tube where food you have taken moves through to the stomach. There are many muscles and nerves controlling how the different body parts involved in swallowing work. Some part of swallowing act is voluntary meaning you […]

Why do we fart?

Why do we fart?

The medical term Flatus is used gas that is generated in the intestinal tract. Medical dictionaries describe flatulence as “flatus expelled through the anus”. “Farting” or Flatulence is often a cause of amusement for many, and awkwardness for others. It can cause a lot of uneasiness, especially when you are around people. At one point […]

Transverse Colon

The transverse colon is a vital component of the digestive system. Also called the large intestine, the colon is the final section of the digestive system. The transverse colon is the longest section of the colon. It acts as a connection appendage between the descending colon and the ascending colon. Food and other substances which […]

Black Dots in Stool

Spotting blood in stool is one sign people are scared of as they start thinking that they have a serious disease. It is not normal to have blood in stool and it certainly needs one to seek medical attention. But presence of blood in stool takes certain forms such as black stool or red stool. […]

Why do I have so much Gas?

Gas or flatulence is a normal and natural body function. However passing excessive gas might be a situation of concern and embarrassing for most of the people, especially in public. Gas is formed in the stomach as well as intestines as a part of the food getting converted into energy. Passing gas 5 to 15 […]

Does rice contain gluten?

Does rice contain gluten?

Gluten is a type of protein found in different kinds of grains like wheat, barley, rye, etc. It can be easily digested by healthy people. However, people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance may experience adverse gastrointestinal problems and even life-threatening anaphylaxis allergic reaction after the intake of gluten-containing foods. In most cases rice does […]