Burping (also known as belching, or eructation) is a normal process of the human body. But when can it become a problem that needs treatment? What causes burps, and how can we minimise them?
Synbiotics have been shown to provide real health benefits and are becoming increasingly popular. But what exactly is a synbiotic? Can you just mix probiotics and prebiotics together to make a synbiotic?
In May 2021, the ISAPP defined a postbiotic as a "preparation of inanimate microorganisms and/or their components that confers a health benefit on the host". But how are they different to pre and probiotics, and what benefits can they offer?
Vomiting blood (hematemesis) can potentially be very serious, and is cause to seek immediate medical attention. However, the type of vomitus, quantity of blood vomited up, and medical history/examination are all important factors in determining the severity and outlook of the condition.
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