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Celiac Disease Symptoms: Digestive Disorders

Celiac disease symptoms vary from person to person. Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten is found mainly in foods but may also be found in everyday […]

Giardia Symptoms and Treatment

Giardiasis (GEE-are-DYE-uh-sis) is a diarrheal illness caused by a microscopic parasite, Giardia intestinalis. The symptoms are intestinal and there are several drugs for treatment. Once a person or animal has been infected with Giardia, the parasite lives in the intestine and is passed in feces. Because the parasite is protected by an outer shell, it can […]

Yellow Stool: Is it Normal? – Yellow Bowel Movement

With the exception of newborns and infants, yellow stools rare and can be caused by various digestive disorders and biliary or liver problems. Pancreatic insufficiency and malabsorption system disorder can also be a cause. Usually, yellow stool indicates a serious liver, intestinal, or stomach condition. In infants, it is normal for a change in stool […]

Floating Stools: Is it Normal Stool?

Floating stools are generally associated with some degree of difficulty digesting or absorbing nutrients (sugars, fats, proteins, or vitamins) from food or excessive gas.  Stools that float occur in a variety of situations although most are diet-related or caused by diarrhea due to a gastrointestinal infection. Certain foods or a change in overall diet can […]

White Stool, Pale Stools: Bowel Movement Color: What Does it Mean?

White stool at any time is not normal and should be promptly evaluated by a doctor. There may be medications that may cause pale, light colored stool. Other than certain medications, white or pale colored stool may indicate a serious underlying problem in the liver or biliary tract. Bile is a digestive fluid produced by […]