Select a specific condition below to view its details.
Balantidiasis is a rare infection that affects the intestines. This condition is caused by a bacterium called, Balantidium coli.This bacterium is a single-celled parasite that usually attacks pigs but rarely infects humans as well.Some people with this infection may not have any symptoms or a few symptoms like diarrhea or mild abdominal discomfort.But some others may experience severe symptoms suc Read More
- Bilious attacks
A bilious attack, also known as a gallbladder attack, is one of the most severe gastrointestinal problems.These attacks occur when bile and minerals in the body form small stone-like structures or gallstones.Consequently, these stones pass through the bile ducts by the gallbladder, which causes mild to severe pain in the process.The person suffering from this attack may feel a sharp pain in the up Read More
- Excessive gas
Excess upper intestinal gas (excessive gas) may result from swallowing more than a usual amount of air, overeating, smoking, or chewing gum. Excess lower intestinal gas, on the other hand, can be caused by eating too much of certain foods, inability to digest certain foods fully, or disruption in the bacteria normally found in the colon.Risk factors of getting excessive gas include:Eating foods that cau Read More
- Intestinal gas (belching, bloating, flatulence)
We all have gas in our intestinal tracts, yet it's a subject that people frequently avoid talking about.Symptoms of intestinal gas (belching, bloating, flatulence) include:Belching, stomach pains, flatulence, and a bloated or full feeling are all symptoms that gas can cause (gas).The majority of the time, these symptoms are transient and disappear as soon as the gas is vomited out or belche Read More