Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction is a rare condition affecting the intestines. It can cause considerable discomfort in the abdomen. People can manage symptoms with lifestyle changes and medication. This article discusses what sphincter of Oddi is, along with its symptoms and causes. It also covers diet and treatment.
Quinoa is often called a superfood because of its high protein content, and it is popular with vegetarians and vegans. After eating quinoa, people may experience symptoms such as coughing and stomach cramping, which can indicate an allergy. Here, learn about this allergy and foods that can replace quinoa in the diet.
The blackberry is rich in vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, and people can add them to their diet easily with some simple changes to their daily eating habits. Learn more about the health benefits of blackberries here, the potential side effects, and how to add them to your diet here.
Does coffee make the team work (better)? This is what a new study, which found that caffeine boosts group interactions, seems to suggest.
Gluten is present in many foods, and a person’s digestive system can be affected by gluten. They can experience symptoms that include constipation and fatigue, which may indicate a tendency for gluten intolerance. Learn more about the symptoms of gluten intolerance here and how avoiding specific foods may relieve them.
Shatavari, also called Asparagus racemosus, is a root used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine. It is believed to boost female reproductive health, but what does the research say? Learn more about the uses, benefits, and side effects of shatavari here.
Most types of cheese are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Studies provide conflicting information about the relationship between cheese and blood cholesterol levels. Here, learn more about how cheese may affect a person's cholesterol levels, and which types of cheese are best for a person with high cholesterol.
Upset stomach, or indigestion, is usually no cause for concern. It is often possible to treat the symptoms using home remedies. In this article, we look at 21 of the most popular natural remedies for treating an upset stomach, including how they work and how to use them. We also explain when to see a doctor.
A new analysis shows that the so-called Portfolio diet — which consists of four main food components — reduces cholesterol and cardiovascular risk.
Urine can begin to smell like sulfur for many different reasons. Several causes relate to diet and lifestyle, such as eating certain foods or becoming dehydrated. Other possible causes include conditions, such as diabetes and infections. In this article, we look at 11 potential causes and their treatment options.
Sleep deprivation can make you crave more junk food, warns a new study. And, giving in to these poor eating habits may contribute to the risk of diabetes.
The liver has many roles, one being to make cholesterol while another is to remove excess amounts. Healthy cholesterol levels are essential for the liver to function correctly. When the liver has too much cholesterol, there are several things people can do. Learn more about the liver and cholesterol here.
Some of the claims about green tea lack scientific backing. However, one compound found in the popular drink may help to protect against atherosclerosis.
A recent review examines plant-based diets and heart health. It concludes that vegetarian and vegan diets significantly improve cardiovascular health.
Most Americans eat less fiber than the USDA daily recommendations suggest. This article looks at the guidelines for fiber intake in men, women, and children. We also talk about how fiber can help with weight loss, and discuss how much fiber is too much. Learn about good sources of dietary fiber and a handy meal plan.
Some people like to chew on ice cubes, but it can cause some complications, including dental problems. Compulsive ice eating is a psychological issue, but it is also a sign of some medical conditions, such as iron deficiency anemia. A doctor can determine the reason for ice cravings and provide appropriate treatment.
Gastritis is a widespread condition where the lining of the stomach becomes inflamed. Gastritis can be chronic, even lasting a lifetime. Here, we look at what causes gastritis, the symptoms, risk factors, and possible complications of chronic gastritis. Also, find out about treatments and lifestyle and dietary changes.
Many people believe that butter is bad for their cholesterol levels because it is high in cholesterol. However, some research suggests that dietary cholesterol does not directly cause high blood cholesterol. It is still best to limit butter in the diet as it contains lots of saturated fat. Learn more in this article.
Being underweight can cause health problems, but anyone wanting to put on weight should take care to do this the right way. In addition to increasing their calorie intake, they must eat a balanced diet, weight train, and do cardiovascular exercise. This article explains how to gain weight safely and what to avoid.
Triglyceride tests measure the levels of triglycerides in the blood. Concentrations of these fats or lipids in the blood increase after a meal, so fasting triglyceride tests are common. But non-fasting tests may be just as accurate and helpful. Learn more about triglycerides, what they do, and the tests for them here.