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What causes difficulty in swallowing

What causes difficulty in swallowing?

Swallowing difficulty, or dysphagia, refers to a medical condition where you find it difficult to move food from mouth to stomach.  Dysphagia is often a result of irritation or damage to the muscles and nerves that help you swallow food, a mechanical obstruction within the oesophagus, or external compression of the oesophagus. While this condition […]

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Yellow mucus in stool

Yellow mucus in stool: What does it mean?

Mucus is a jelly-like substance produced by the body to serve as a lubricant and protect delicate organs and tissues from bacteria, viruses, fungi, stomach acids and other irritants. Healthy individuals can have trace amounts of mucus in stool, as the gastrointestinal tract, which consists of the small and large intestines through which stool passes, […]

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lower abdominal bloating

What causes lower abdominal bloating and how can you treat it?

Abdominal bloating is a condition that occurs when the gastrointestinal tract is filled with air, gas, faecal matter, or fluid.  Bloating is characterised by the feeling of fullness and distended stomach, and often leads to discomfort. This may be a result of overeating, consumption of high-fat food, and stress. Bloating and discomfort, however, could also […]

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food to avoid with IBS

Understanding the types of food to avoid with IBS

IBS or irritable bowel syndrome is a type of functional gastrointestinal disorder that affects the large intestine. This means it is not a condition that causes structural damage to the colon. In terms of cause, it is believed to be due to a faulty gut-brain connection that leads to changes in bowel functions. It is […]

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