By Sara Reistad-Long
How to Tackle Every Kind of Tummy Trouble
You know the signs all too well: ominous gurgling, massive bloat, unbearable nausea and the desperate search for a clean bathroom. Stomach ailments are strikingly common, affecting tens of millions of us every day. And, you guessed it, women suffer more.
Experts suspect this is because some digestive issues are associated with hormonal fluctuations. Another theory: Women are more sensitive than men to foods. That may have been helpful for our ancestors in trying to determine what was safe to eat,but less so for those of us still dealing with last night's post-chili bellyache.
"The good news is that because stomach issues are so pervasive, there's a lot of information to work with," says Ron Palmon, MD, clinical instructor in medicine and gastroenterology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. "The biggest hurdle is sifting out the most effective solutions."
Here, we've rounded up the most common symptoms and paired them with well-researchedRead More »from How to Tackle Every Kind of Tummy Trouble