Digestive Health

What should you know about your digestive health? Read up on foods that help digestion, diseases and conditions and more.

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Reduce Stomach Bloating: 9 Daily Habits That Flatten Your Belly

Kale and caffeine are just two of the surprising culprits behind why you're feeling fuller than a Macy's Thanksgiving Parade float. Read on for simple ways to banish the bloat.

Why Is My Poop Black? 9 Most Common Reasons

There are lots of reasons why black stool happens, and not all of them are serious. Learn more.


Irritable Bowel Syndrome: 9 Symptoms and Risk Factors You Need to Know

How to know when common constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating, or abdominal pain may be a symptom of a more serious...


8 Ways to Relieve IBS Symptoms Naturally

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 20 percent of Americans; if you are one of them, read on.


Guess What: Your Irritable Bowel Syndrome May Actually Be Caused By Food Sensitivities

Irritable Bowel Syndrome causes misery to millions, but now scientists believe they've found a fast, effective way to get to...

The Mysterious Stomach Pain That Often Gets Mistaken for Cancer

Find out if you are one of a millions suffering from this.


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7 Best Gluten-Free Beers, According to People With Celiac Disease

Gluten-free beers are a safe drinking option for people with gluten intolerance or sensitivity. We asked people with

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Got an Itchy Bum? Here Are 16 Reasons Why—and How to Treat It

Stool changes, aggressive wiping, and other issues (including parasites known as pinworms) can cause you to have an...


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Why Holding in a Fart Can Be Harmful—Plus, 9 Ways to Fart Less

Holding in flatulence may be more socially acceptable than letting it go, but it can lead to bloating, pain,...


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How to Wipe Your Butt the Right Way (Plus 4 Wiping Tips)

Yes, there is a right (and wrong) way to wipe your butt. A gastroenterologist offers these top tips for wiping...


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Here’s How Often You Should Poop, Plus 8 Signs of Digestive Problems

There's no magic number for how often you should poop, but your bowel movements say a lot about your...

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Ulcerative Colitis vs Crohn’s Disease: How These Bowel Diseases Differ

What's the difference between ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease? Experts compare the two inflammatory bowel diseases, including symptoms,...


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What You Need to Know About Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis, an inflammatory bowel disease, can cause cramping, abdominal pain, and other symptoms. Here's what doctors want you...


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Have Blood In Your Stool? Here’s What It Could Mean

It's scary to see blood in your stool, but there are many reasons that this can occur—and the most common...


Types of Poop and What Your Stool Can Tell You About Your Health

Looking for the scoop on types of poop? It may not be a topic of daily conversation, but your bowel...


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Mucus in Stool: What’s Normal and What’s Not

Mucus is naturally produced by your gastrointestinal tract, but if you can see it in your stool it can be...

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Why Do I Have Yellow Poop? 9 Most Common Reasons

Your poop could be yellow for a number of reasons.  It could be something you ate, a medication you're taking,...


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Why Is My Poop Light Tan? Here’s What Causes Pale or Clay-Colored Stool

If you have pale or clay-colored stool, it could be something you ate or a medication you are taking. Here...


Oily Stool: What Doctors Need You to Know About Steatorrhea

No one really wants to talk about it, but oily poop—called steatorrhea—can be a simple case of what you ate,...


The IBS Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments Everyone Should Know

Is your constipation, diarrhea, or belly pain a touch of food poisoning—or something more serious? Here's how to tell if...


Why Is My Poop Green? 9 Most Common Reasons

Green or greenish poop can be normal and has a lot of common causes behind it, from eating green foods...


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10 Yoga Stretches That Help Banish Belly Bloating

We all get hit with digestive discomfort from time to time. To find some natural relief, look to the centuries-old...


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Why Do I Have to Poop When I Exercise?

Gastroenterologists reveal why you have the urge to poop when you exercise and the potential causes behind your unexpected...


9 Home Remedies for Diarrhea

Diarrhea is a sign that your body is trying to rid itself of something. Skip over-the-counter medicines and try...

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Why Staying at Home Causes Constipation—and How to Get Relief

Our health experts weigh in on "quarantine constipation," why it occurs, and the exercise and types of food that can...


This Is the Only Stall You Should Use in a Public Bathroom

Which is the cleanest stall in a public bathroom? Science has finally figured it out, so you don't have to.


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11 Surprising Home Remedies for Constipation Relief

The cure for constipation may be as close as your kitchen! Try these trusted natural cures for quick relief.


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9 Stomach Bloating Remedies You’ll Wish You Knew Sooner

Bloating is a painful condition that can be treated at home with these tips that use natural remedies to give...


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12 Signs You Could Have a Tapeworm

Eating undercooked or raw meat could put you at risk of infection with tapeworms. Learn the signs that this icky...


7 Signs of Gallbladder Cancer You Might Ignore

Your gallbladder is located under the right side of your liver, and it stores the necessary bile you need to...