Digestive disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux and constipation can have devastating effects on your life. Don’t let your symptoms cramp your style. Find tips and ideas below for taking control of your condition, and start feeling better soon.

Living With Crohn's Disease

  • Posted on: 28 June 2011
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"When my Crohn's is under control, it's the best time of my life," says Nancy Kennedy, a 47-year-old nurse and mother of three, who has been treated for Crohn's disease for nearly 30 years. Kennedy is one of an estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease. Receiving a diagnosis just six months after the birth of her first child, Nicole, Kennedy never dreamed that the baby she held in her arms would one day face the very same challenges.

But this mother-daughter duo isn't letting their diagnoses hold them back.

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Colon Cancer Screening: Don't Delay It

  • Posted on: 1 March 2010
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You may be assuming the test is worse than it is.
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Have you been putting off getting a colonoscopy for longer than you would like to admit? Read why it's so important to get screened and what other women have to say about it.

woman talking to doctor"It was no big deal. I don't understand why people stress over it."

"The procedure itself was totally painless and relatively easy."

"It was a piece of cake."

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Can Acupuncture Ease Severe Constipation?

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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After eight weeks of treatment with electroacupuncture—acupuncture involving electrical stimulation—study participants experienced significant symptom and quality-of-life improvements, new study found.
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After eight weeks of treatment with electroacupuncture—acupuncture involving electrical stimulation—study participants experienced significant symptom and quality-of-life improvements, new study found.

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MONDAY, Sept. 12, 2016 (HealthDay News)—People with severe chronic constipation may get relief from a more modern type of acupuncture, new research suggests.

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10 Easy Ways to Banish Bloat

  • Posted on: 14 December 2016
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Belly bloat happens for many reasons—overeating, gulping air, eating too fast. Here are 10 ways to avoid belly bloat and discomfort.
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Belly bloat happens for many reasons—overeating, gulping air, eating too fast. Here are 10 ways to avoid belly bloat and discomfort.

We've all been there.

It might have been in years past, when you were premenstrual. (Remember? Water retention taken to a new level.)

Or now, when you eat too much.

Or drink too much.

Or maybe when you don't eat enough.

Or sleep enough.

Or, in other words, just about any time.

Bloating happens for so many reasons, and those reasons vary from person to person.

Gluten-Free Snacks to Satisfy Your Spring Munchies

  • Posted on: 23 April 2016
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A new line of gluten-free snacks offers savory, nutty and fruity snacks for people who must restrict gluten in their diets.

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5 Surprising Constipation Triggers

  • Posted on: 15 March 2016
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Fluids and fiber are necessary to avoid constipation, but there other things that can trigger constipation, including medications and depression.

Unfortunately, being a woman increases your risk of chronic constipation; hence many men being the envy of their female partners.

So, what's causing your symptoms? While most of us know that a diet low in fiber and fluids can be a culprit—you need about 25 grams of fiber each day and six to eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid daily—there are other less-known offenders.

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General Mills Recalls Cheerios That May Contain Gluten

  • Posted on: 8 October 2015
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General Mills recalls nearly 2 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios because they may contain gluten.

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WEDNESDAY, Oct. 7, 2015 (HealthDay News)—Almost 2 million boxes of Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios have been recalled by General Mills Inc. because of an incident where wheat might have been introduced into products that were labeled gluten-free.

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How to Avoid Acid Reflux

  • Posted on: 31 August 2015
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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is a painful issue that can be lessened with these tips.

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(HealthDay News) -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be a nuisance at night while you're trying to sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends:

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