Consuming highly acidic foods reduces the digestion capacity of the human digestive system. This occurs as the net result of acid accumulation in the body that typically gives rise to a condition termed as heartburn or a... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Acidic foods include citrus fruits such as lemons, as well as artificial sweeteners, white flour and alcohol. According to Greenopedia, foods that are inherently acidic can lower the pH value of the blood when consumed. More » Food Food Facts

Some low-acidity foods include oatmeal, skinless chicken, mangoes, melons, bananas, apples, almonds, brown rice and whole grains. Low-acidity foods are often recommended for people on an acid reflux diet. Fish and lean m... More » Food Food Facts

Acidic and alkaline foods are foods that have either an acidic or alkalizing effect on the body upon digestion; acidic foods have an acidic effect, and alkaline foods have an alkalizing effect. Generally, most fruits and... More » Food Food Facts

The kind of doctor who treats diverticulosis is a gastroenterologist, according to the American College of Gastroenterologists. Gastroenterology is the specialty that studies and treats the gastrointestinal tract, from t... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

The medical name for painful or difficult digestion is dyspepsia or indigestion, according to WebMD. Its main symptom is discomfort or pain in the upper abdominal region. Indigestion is usually a symptom of digestive dis... More »

According to Sacred Medical Order Church of Hope, a "bilious attack" or "biliousness" is related to various unpleasant symptoms due to bile secretion or digestion disturbance. Causes of a bilious attack include liver con... More »