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Digestive Health
6 Embarassing Bathroom Questions—Answered

woman-shockedCan holding your urine for too long cause problems? How much gas is too much? If your poop looks funny, when should you worry? Yep, we've got answers for the red-faced to these bathroom questions and more!

Why Do I Get Full Sooner Than Other People?

People who get full sooner than others may have gastroparesis—slow stomach emptying due to nerve damage.

The Most Common Type of Heartburn: Non-erosive Esophageal Reflux Disease

NERD-tnHitch up your pants and install your pocket protector. If you have acid reflux, chances are it’s not just GERD, it’s NERD! Here's what you need to know about the most common type of heartburn, non-erosive esophageal reflux disease.

How Do You Test for Celiac Disease?


How doctors test for celiac disease—and why it can take so long to recognize.

Milk and Crackers for Heartburn? A gastroenterologist weighs in.

sept07-killtheburn-thmb.jpgDo milk and crackers really treat heartburn? A gastroenterologist answers.

How to Stop Excessive Gas: 5 Steps


Gas, flatulence, farting ... whatever you call it, you don't want it! Here are five stops to stop gas before it ever starts—including what foods to avoid.

Bowel Movement Triggers: Why Reading Helps You Poop

book-toiletOh, sure, it's gross. But you know it's true. Reading helps with bowel movements. We asked a brave doctor why reading in the bathroom, going to the bookstore, or browsing the library makes you poop.

What to Eat With Celiac Disease: The Best Gluten-Free Food


Gluten seems to be in everything. But there are tasty gluten-free options. Here are tips on what to eat with celiac disease and where to find the best-tasting food.


Severe Constipation and a Slow-Transit Colon: In Plain English
sept07-poo2.jpgA witty gastroenterologist explains what happens when severe constipation turns into a slow, lazy or sluggish colon—and what your doctor might do about it.
What Are Diverticulitis and Diverticulosis? A Doctor Explains


A witty gastrointerologist explains diverticulitis and diverticulosis, including what they are, cause, prevention and symptoms. Plus: What to eat (and not to eat).

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