Stomach Pain

Food Causing Your IBS? Use Food to Fight It

If you are an irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) sufferer, one bad food choice can literally turn your stomach into angry knots with painful cramping, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. But the right choice can be the key to a calm and settled bowel instead of an irritable one. Many studies, including…

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Hemorrhoids: An Embarrassing Problem, Solved!

…been shown to reduce pain and bleeding, and strengthen the small blood vessels. * Exercise. Walking strengthens the muscles of the buttocks and rectal area, which is essential if you want to clear up hemorrhoids. * Use your leg muscles when you lift. Using the muscles of the stomach and back exerts pressure…

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IBS Help From Peppermint Oil

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as spastic colon, nervous stomach/indigestion, mucous colitis, and intestinal neurosis, is the most common gastrointestinal (GI) complaint reported to physicians. IBS accounts for as many as 50 percent of all referrals to gastroenterologists (physicians who…

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Safe Alternatives to NSAIDs

…and naproxen sodium for pain relief. My answer is still no—my opinion of aspirin or other NSAIDs has not changed. I still don’t feel the benefits outweigh the risks, and I don’t recommend its use. NSAIDs are known to cause bleeding. It could be bleeding in the stomach or other areas of the gastrointestinal…

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The Best Sleep Position

…with your arms above your head, but rather at your sides or on your stomach or chest. I know sleeping habits are hard to change, but in the long run, making a few changes may keep you from experiencing the terrible, debilitating pain associated with low back problems, numbness in the shoulders and arms…

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