Colon cleansing, sometimes called a colonic or colonic hydrotherapy, is often touted as a treatment for digestive issues. But doctors don’t recommend them. Here’s why.
Scars on the inside after surgery are known as abdominal adhesions. And they’re common. Here are five things to know about this scar tissue.
Coffee really can get you going in the morning — and we’re not talking about an energy boost. A hot cup of joe can increase your urge to poop. A gastroenterologist explains why.
“Trust your gut,” they always say — but do you know how important your gut health actually is? Here’s a roundup of stories about probiotics, prebiotics and the power of your gut microbiome.
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A food binge can leave you feeling terrible — and not just because of a belly ache. Overindulging can bring out emotions such as guilt, regret and worry. Learn how to reset yourself physically and mentally.
Laxatives help you poop. Stool softeners are a type of laxative that increase the amount of water in your stool and make it easier to pass. Which is right for you?
Alcohol can wreak havoc on your body. But an addiction specialist says quitting for even a month can lead to clearer skin, higher energy levels and a reduced risk of heart and liver disease. Here’s how you can give Dry January (or maybe Alcohol-Free April or Sober October) a try.
If heartburn is a familiar feeling, you might have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Learn what causes this common and uncomfortable condition — and what you can do to stop it.
As you age, heartburn can become a more common irritant. Find out what steps you can take to extinguish that burning sensation in your chest.
Your Thanksgiving leftovers don’t have to go to waste. In fact, you can enjoy your delicious grub for days and weeks — even months — as long as you store it properly. Here’s how.