Paula Gallagher, MFN, RD, LD Diarrhea is a condition that causes watery or loose stools, and it can occur on an acute or chronic level. Acute diarrhea lasts from a few days to two weeks and is typically caused by some types of bacteria or virus. Chronic diarrhea persists longer than acute diarrhea – usually… READ MORE
By Dr. Edward Barbarito Have you ever been troubled by cramping, abdominal pain, and urgent bowel movements shortly after eating? Some people call this “da belly troubles!” Unfortunately, these incidents often have the uncanny knack of occurring at the worst possible time – when you’re out to dinner with friends, at a family function, or… READ MORE
A baby with diarrhea, bloating, and severe diaper rash: a case of Sucrose Intolerance, clinically known as Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency (CSID).
Emeran Mayer, MD and Steven Tan, MD If you’ve had virtually any health issue in the last decade, you may have considered or actually tried going gluten-free. Indeed, many people swear that cutting gluten out of their diets has been their best health move. Unfortunately, going gluten-free does not work for everyone. This is… READ MORE
There is much confusion about “sugar” and even more confusion about how to look for “sugar” on a food label. First, not all sugars are created equal. A few examples of “sugars” include lactose (milk sugar), sucrose (table sugar) and fructose (fruit sugar). If sucrose causes gastrointestinal disturbances, there is more to consider than just… READ MORE
IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, is a condition that affects between 25 and 45 million people in the US. Patients are typically classified as having one of three different types of IBS; IBS-C, IBS-D or IBS-A. The C stands for constipation, the D stands for diarrhea and the A stands for alternating between diarrhea and… READ MORE
By: Enrique Hernandez-Sanchez, MD Pediatric Gastroenterologist Bloating, or the feeling or having a distended abdomen full of gas, is an extremely common complaint heard in gastroenterology offices, by pediatricians and family medicine doctors. Many diseases can cause bloating and doctors are relatively proficient at detecting potential causes of this condition (e.g., Celiac disease, lactose intolerance… READ MORE