Stomach pain strikes all of us at some point, with varying degrees of discomfort from mild to extreme. While stomach pain can be caused by relatively benign issues, there are also causes that should be addressed medically.
Microbiome. It’s a word that has seen a great deal of press coverage of late, for good reason. Your microbiome is the collection of bacteria living on and within your body. Hundreds of species, and billions of individual bacterial cells, make it up. Many of them you simply cannot live without. They process food in your gut, transferring nutrients to your bloodstream. Some boost your immune system by acting as a first line of defense against infection.
Acid reflux disease comes about when the valve at the top of your stomach cannot fully close. Often this happens due to excessive fat accumulating around the internal organs. This permits stomach acid to climb the esophagus, leading to heartburn. Another cause of acid reflux disease is inadequate stomach acid, even though it’s often diagnosed […]
Symptoms of ME/CFS include fatigue, even after a full night’s sleep, gastrointestinal issues, and chronic pain in muscles and joints. Diagnosis was difficult and complicated, requiring extensive tests and an assessment by an expert trained to recognize chronic fatigue. That, however, may be changing.
You depend on the bacteria in your gut to keep you healthy. These help you digest food and protect you from illnesses that might otherwise pass from your gastrointestinal tract into your bloodstream. So keeping your gut healthy is vital to overall health. What are the signs that you have an unhealthy gut?