Digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux and constipation can have devastating effects on your life. Don’t let your symptoms cramp your style. Find tips and ideas below for taking control of your condition, and start feeling better soon.
"When my Crohn's is under control, it's the best time of my life," says Nancy Kennedy, a 47-year-old nurse and mother of three, who has been treated for Crohn's disease for nearly 30 years. Kennedy is one of an estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. Receiving a diagnosis just six months after the birth of her first child, Nicole, Kennedy never dreamed that the baby she held in her arms would one day face the very same challenges.
But this mother-daughter duo isn't letting their diagnoses hold them back.
"It was no big deal. I don't understand why people stress over it."
"The procedure itself was totally painless and relatively easy."
"It was a piece of cake."
MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News)—People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests.
We've all been there.
It might have been in years past, when you were premenstrual. (Remember? Water retention taken to a new level.)
Or now, when you eat too much.
Or drink too much.
Or maybe when you don't eat enough.
Or sleep enough.
Or, in other words, just about any time.
Bloating happens for so many reasons, and those reasons vary from person to person.
Unfortunately, being a woman increases your risk of chronic constipation; hence many men being the envy of their female partners.
So, what's causing your symptoms? While most of us know that a diet low in fiber and fluids can be a culprit—you need about 25 grams of fiber each day and six to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid daily—there are other less-known offenders.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News)—Almost 2 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios have been recalled by General Mills Inc. because of an incident where wheat might have been introduced into products that were labeled gluten-free.
(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be a nuisance at night while you're trying to sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends: