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  The stomach is an important organ in the digestive system of the body. Like other organs in the body, the stomach is also affected by certain disorders. One such disorder is the presence of polyps in stomach. A polyp is an abnormal outgrowth projecting from the mucous membrane, in...
  The food we eat get digested in the body and the resultant waste materials are moved to the large intestine, where it is converted into feces, with the help of gut bacteria. These waste products of digestion are called stools, which are expelled by the body. In normal cases,...
    Polyps are abnormal overgrowth of tissues, that protrude from the mucous membrane. Such growths may develop anywhere in the body, where there is mucous membrane. These abnormal growths are usually found in the uterus, cervix, nose, sinuses, urinary bladder, stomach, and colon. In case of colon, polyps are mostly...
  Colon-O-Scope A fact that draws experts on the edge of their seats: A healthy colon consists of 5 to 20 pounds of fecal matter; however, a toxic colon -- what is also known as megacolon -- can have as much as 40 pounds of accumulated waste. You might want to...
Random, isolated incidents of pain can occur in any part of the body and back pain is nothing uncommon. However, having pain in the left side of back after eating is a symptom not experienced by many. Usually, the pain disappears after a couple of minutes. But if it...
  Though the intake of sugar is generally considered to be an instant energy booster for the body, quite often, people complain about experiencing fatigue after eating bread, sugar, sweets and chocolates. Some people also complain about feeling lethargic after having lunch and desserts. Many people find themselves in the...
  Excessive buildup of gas in the digestive tract is often observed in people who follow a diet that is rich in complex carbohydrates or insoluble dietary fiber. The major reason behind flatulence is bacterial fermentation of certain complex sugars such as raffinose, starches, stachyose, sorbitol, etc., in the colon....
  Do You Have a 'Holiday Heart'? Holiday heart syndrome refers to temporary irregular heartbeats and palpitations, in otherwise healthy individuals, especially during vacations or weekends. Reason: Binge drinking! Heart palpitation is a condition that involves increased heart rate, as a result of which, one can 'feel' the heartbeats, and is experienced as a pounding or...
  The colon or the large intestine is the last part of the digestive tract. The main function of the colon is to extract moisture and salts from the food waste, before they get eliminated from the body. Though the colon is not responsible for absorption of nutrients, it has...
The human body is a complex system that consists of a number of organ systems working in sync together for the sustenance of life. Even if one of the organ systems is absent or is malfunctioning, then it can affect the entire body system. The human digestive system, also called...