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pH Testing of the Esophagus

WebMD explains the esophagus pH test, which is used to diagnose symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux.

Acid Reflux Treatment Through Medication

Your stomach contains several kinds of acids which help you break down and digest the foods you take-in. If those acids back up into your esophagus, you will feel a burning sensation called heartburn.

How to Reduce Acidity Naturally

Acidity in the stomach can be caused by a number of things: foods, gastro esophageal reflux disease or lifestyle choices. While over-the-counter medications can help lower acidity, there are natural options that can help without the harmful side effects that many chemical medications carry.

Diarrhea

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of diarrhea, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Stool Analysis

A stool analysis is a series of tests done on a stool (feces) sample to help diagnose certain conditions affecting the digestive tract. These conditions can include infection (such as from parasites, viruses, or bacteria), poor nutrient absorption.

The Future of Colorectal Cancer

How can improved screening techniques ultimately lead to better treatments for colorectal cancer? This new study explains.

Crohn's Disease-Other Treatment

Some people who have Crohn's disease need additional nutrition because severe disease prevents their small intestine from absorbing nutrients. Supplemental liquid feedings may be done through a tube placed in the nose and down into the stomach (enteral nu

Inherited Liver Diseases

WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of hemochromatosis and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, both inherited conditions.

What Are Hiatal Hernias?

Learn what hiatal hernias are, what can cause them, the symptoms of hiatal hernias, how hiatal hernias are diagnosed, how they are treated, the complications of hiatal hernias, and how to live with a hiatal hernia.

Most Common Gastrointestinal Problems and Treatments

Most people experience gastrointestinal problems of some kind in their life at least once. These types of syndromes affect some structures of the digestive system, such as the stomach, esophagus, rectum or colon.

Appendicitis

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of appendicitis including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.