Digestion

Bad Breath

Do you fear your breath is strong enough to scare small children? You might be mistaken. People are notoriously inept at assessing the odor of

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Anorexia Nervosa

What is anorexia nervosa? Anorexia nervosa, or simply anorexia, is a psychiatric and physical illness in which the sufferer basically starves herself. Clinically, a person

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Constipation and Aging

What is constipation? If you’ve ever exchanged tips about eating prunes or drinking lots of water to stay regular, then you’ve probably had personal experience

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Digital Rectal Exam

What is a digital rectal exam? A digital rectal exam (DRE) is a simple, potentially life-saving procedure. It’s also something that most people would rather

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Flatulence

It’s not a subject that lends itself to cocktail party talk, a first date — or any date, for that matter. Yet who among us

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Diarrhea (Acute)

What causes diarrhea? Diarrhea is basically your body’s reaction to toxins, an infection, or irritation in your intestines. It’s caused by a multitude of problems

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Pancreatitis

What is pancreatitis? The pancreas is a small, hard-working organ that sits behind the lower part of your stomach. A center that manufactures digestive juices

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