Colitis symptoms
Colitis

  • Diarrhea is a condition classified as the appearance of loose, watery stools and/or a frequent need to go to the bathroom. It generally lasts a few days and often disappears without any treatment. Diarrhea may be related to a viral or bacterial in...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Flatulence is a medical term for releasing gas. It occurs when gas collects inside the digestive system. Food choices, swallowing too much air, and digestive problems can all lead to excess gas.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal pain occurs between the chest and pelvic regions and can be cramp-like, achy, dull, or sharp. Inflammation or diseases in intestines, kidneys, appendix, spleen, stomach, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas may cause abdominal pain. Viral or...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Point tenderness in your abdomen is pain that occurs when your abdomen is pressed in a specific area. It is also known as abdominal tenderness. Point tenderness is often a sign that something is wrong with one or more organs in the area being pres...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Rectal bleeding is a common problem, often caused by constipation, anal fissures or hemorrhoids. It can be an indication of serious occult disease and should be evaluated by a physician.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Rectal bleeding is blood coming from the anus at the end of the digestive tract and may be associated with stools or bowel movements or seen in the toilet bowl or on toilet paper. Rectal hemorrhage, bleeding...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding is a sign that there is a problem in your digestive tract. Your digestive tract consists of the following organs: esophagus stomach small intestine large intestine or colon rectum anus GI bleeding can occur in any on...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Abdominal bloating is a condition in which the abdomen feels uncomfortably full and tight and may be visibly swollen (distended). The symptoms of bloating can be vague and difficult to pinpoint, but most people describe an uncomfortable feeling of...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bowel movements normally occur at approximately the same time each day. The feces (stool) itself should be soft enough that it can be passed without straining.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Abdominal distention, gaseous often results from overeating or from swallowing air, but can be a sign of a more serious medical condition, such as bowel obstruction. Eating certain foods such as legumes (beans) can cause abdominal distention due to intestinal gas.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Pain is a general term that describes uncomfortable sensations in the body, ranging from annoying to debilitating. Pain stems from activation of the nervous system and is highly subjective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Fatigue is a term used to to describe the general overall feeling of tiredness and/or a lack of energy. Other words that are sometimes used in place of fatigue include exhaustion, weariness, and lethargy. According to the National Institutes of He...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Master Cleanse Diet is a liquid diet used to detoxify the body and encourage weight loss. Find out if the master cleanse diet is safe and effective.
    Source:HLCMS
  • The Mediterranean Diet focuses on fresh foods that help to stay healthy and fit in a natural way. It's based on the traditional eating habits of the poor coastal regions of Southern Italy, Crete, and Greece. In addition to weight loss, the diet is...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The hormone diet stems from the book of the same title by Dr. Natasha Turner. Its primary focus is on hormone fluctuations that supposedly can negatively affect a person's weight, as well as other things that can contribute to weight gain and othe...
    Source:HLCMS
  • You can't play catch with your child because you get too winded. You wake up choking in the middle of the night due to sleep apnea. You want to be able to shop in mainstream stores. There are hundreds of reasons to lose weight. Of course, being di...
    Source:HLCMS
  • When it comes to successful and enduring weight loss, eating well is only part of the battle. Physical activity will help inch you closer to your goal by incinerating calories and building muscle, which is more metabolically active when you're at ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Given the incredible amount of time and effort a solid weight loss plan requires, quick fixes such as diet pills, supplements, and surgeries can hold a certain appeal. But many times, they are unsafe, unregulated, or too good to be true. Be sure t...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Learn the pros and cons of the macrobiotic diet, and learn if it will work for you. The macrobiotic diet and lifestyle were codified by George Ohsawa, a French-Japanese writer and thinker in the early 20th century.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Although there's no foolproof plan for weight loss, tried-and-true strategies for success do exist. Acknowledge that losing weight-and maintaining that loss-requires lifetime dedication. Instead of focusing on a "diet," cast a wider net, and inste...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Making the decision to revamp your diet and shed some pounds takes courage, dedication, time, and effort, but it absolutely can be done. Before embarking on any weight-loss plan, it's wise to check in with your physician, especially if you struggl...
    Source:HLCMS
  • The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) is the largest prospective investigation of long-term successful weight loss maintenance. Established in 1994, the NWCR tracks more than 5,000 individuals who have not only lost significant amounts of we...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Shock is a state of physical shutdown that your body enters shock when there's not enough blood circulating blood. Call 911 if you experience confusion, clammy skin, chest pain, and nausea.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Pain, though unpleasant, is your body's warning system. The tingling, tightness, or stiffness indicates that overworked or damaged muscles and nerves need attention. Prolonged pain-lasting three months or longer-is considered chronic. Chronic pain...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Marijuana, or cannabis, has played a role in medical treatment for thousands of years. Many U.S. states have legalized marijuana for medical purposes.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Weakness is the feeling of body fatigue (tiredness). A person experiencing weakness may not be able to move that part of their body properly or they may experience tremors (uncontrollable movement or twitches) in the area of weakness. Some people ...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Dehydration occurs when you lose more fluid than you drink. The most common cause of water loss from the body is excessive sweating. Headaches, dizziness, and decreased urination are symptoms.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by binge eating followed by purging, often through forced vomiting.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Being tired is the familiar aftermath of physical exertion, prolonged labor or lack of sleep. When does being tired become a symptom of a condition? Fatigue, malaise, lassitude, exhaustion are all subtle variations of the same subjective feelings of not having enough energy to meet the demands of one's life.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:September 30, 2007
  • Excessive perspiration at night, or night sweats, is an uncomfortable part of life for many people.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Hyperhidrosis disorder is a condition that causes excessive sweating.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Bloody or tarry stools refer to a stool sample that is either dark red or black in color. Bloody or tarry stools can indicate bleeding or other injuries in the gastrointestinal tract. Dark, discolored bowel movements can occur after eating dark-co...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Unintentional weight loss is the process of losing weight without dieting or increasing physical activity. It may occur following a loss of appetite or when you are consuming the same amount of calories as usual. Either way, it is usually cause fo...
    Source:HLCMS
  • Stools are produced in the intestines and are the end product of the digestive system. When we consume food, it passes from our stomach into our intestines.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:November 30, 2007
  • Aversion to food and drink can be a temporary response to a benign illness, as with the common cold, or a response to a complex interaction of physical, mental and behavioral issues. While it is normal to experience a loss of appetite with certain conditions, when aversion to food and drink results in significant weight loss and nutritional deficits, it is important to seek medical advice.
    Source:Healthline
    Date:October 31, 2007
  • Tenesmus refers to cramping, rectal pain. Tenesmus gives you the feeling that you need to have a bowel movement, even if you already have had one. When you have tenesmus, you might strain harder to produce only a small amount of stool during bowel...
    Source:HLCMS
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