Helpful Tips for Common Digestive Problems

By EatingWell Editors

Help for common digestive problems, from lactose intolerance to irritable bowl syndrome.

"It’s interesting how many of the illnesses we may experience are related to our digestive system. A lot of it is due to the things we eat, especially processed foods that contain a lot of harmful chemicals and preservatives that...


These swollen blood vessels in the lower rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or at the anus (external hemorrhoids) are caused by pressure from straining during a bowel movement or persistent diarrhea. Symptoms of internal hemorrhoids include bright red rectal bleeding. Symptoms of external hemorrhoids include pain and itching when irritated by constipation or diarrhea. To prevent or manage hemorrhoids, eat more fiber and drink more fluids.

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