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Cholecystectomy: A procedure for abdominal pain

Cholecystectomy is a surgical procedure during which the gallbladder, a tiny organ located below the liver is removed. The main function of this organ is to collect and store bile...

Diet after gallbladder removal

The gallbladder is a sac-shaped organ which has the function of storing bile made by the liver. The storing is performed between meals. After consuming food, the gallbladder releases stored bile...

E coli in young children

E. coli is a certain bacterium which is known to live in the intestines of people and animals that are healthy. E. coli is actually Escherichia coli. There is more...

Facts and myths about digestive diseases

Due to differences between traditional ways of treating illnesses and modern medicine, there are many inaccurate theories about illnesses, most of which stem from folklore, old tales and other such...

Galactosemia - Genetic metabolic disorder

Basic Information about GalactosemiaGalactosemia is a kind of inherited disorder of the metabolic system that is characterized by a lack of enzyme that is supposed to break down a subtype...

What is irritable bowel syndrom?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a certain type of bowel disorder which is basically characterized by symptoms such as changes in bowel habits, flatulence, abdominal discomfort and/or abdominal pain. Most mild...

What is inflammatory bowel disease?

What is Inflammatory Bowel Disease? Inflammatory bowel disease is a sort of an umbrella term used for different types of medical conditions which are characterized by chronic or recurring inflammation...

What is a foodborne illness?

Foodborne diseases are those diseases that are contracted through the consumption of food or beverages contaminated with pathogens like viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites. They are particularly common in the...

Salmonella is widespread foodborne illness

Introduction There are a large number of people who do not know that salmonella is actually a certain type of bacterium which can be found in the intestines of most...

Stomach ache causes

Stomach ache, also known as abdominal pain, is not a medical condition per se. On contrary, it is only a symptom of many different gastrointestinal illnesses and disorders which affect...