Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and Vomiting Digestive and abdominal conditions Most cases of nausea and vomiting are harmless and resolve on their own. However, sometimes, more serious conditions cause these symptoms. The range of conditions that may cause nausea and vomiting includes: Over...

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids Digestive and abdominal conditions Hemorrhoids are swollen veins inside or outside the anus. Internal hemorrhoids are dilated veins inside the rectum that do not hurt but may bleed or occasionally bulge through the anus. External hemorrhoids are on the...

Heartburn

Heartburn Digestive and abdominal conditions Despite its name, heartburn does not affect the heart. Heartburn occurs when there is an abnormal entry of stomach acids back into the esophagus. This causes a burning feeling in the chest that spreads towards the neck. You...

Diarrhea

Diarrhea Digestive and abdominal conditions Diarrhea occurs when stools are pushed through the intestines before the water in them can be absorbed into the body. This causes more frequent, looser stools, sometimes with abdominal cramping. There are many cause of...

Dehydration

Dehydration Digestive and abdominal conditions Dehydration is the failure to keep up with loss of water and salt from the body. The most common cause is exposure to very hot or arid (low humidity, such as occurs in desert or winter conditions). Fever can also cause...

Constipation

Constipation Digestive and abdominal conditions Constipation occurs when stool is hard, dry, and difficult to pass. Normal bowel movement frequency varies from person to person. Some pass stools two or three times a day, while others, every three to five days. If your...