GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

Normal time between poops

Pooping regularly is a sign of a healthy digestive tract. Everyone’s bowel habits are slightly different, but going too long without pooping can be a sign of an underlying health condition that may require medical attention. There is no specific number of times a person should poop per day, since everyone’s bowel habits are different. […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

10 ways to improve gut health

Gut health refers to the balance of microorganisms that live in the digestive tract. Looking after the health of the gut and maintaining the right balance of these microorganisms is vital for physical and mental health, immunity, and more. These bacteria, yeasts, and viruses — of which there are around 100 trillion — are also […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

Can a massage technique help treat acid reflux?

According to a preliminary trial, massaging the connective tissue surrounding the diaphragm could significantly reduce acid reflux for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Researchers have tested a type of massage to help reduce symptoms of GERD. In this era of antibiotic resistance and opioid addiction, finding alternatives to drugs is of growing interest to scientists, […]

GastroIntestinal / Gastroenterology

What causes floating poop?

Whatever you call it — poop, bowel movements, stool, or feces — it can reveal a lot about a person’s health. Floating poop is common and not usually a sign that anything is wrong. Gas, changes in the diet, and minor infections may cause poop to float. Some underlying medical conditions can also cause persistent […]