stomach,intestine & Digestive disease : Health & Medical
GERD is another term for Acid Reflux disease and is more commonly known as heartburn. What happens during Acid Reflux is there is a simple imbalance in the acid in your body where it escapes the stomach through a relaxing of the esophageal sphincter and it attacks the esophagus, causing pain, burnin
According to the March of Dimes Foundation, some short-term achiness in the belly is normal during pregnancy; however, severe cramping or pain is not. Changes taking place during your 16th week of pregnancy can cause occasional lower abdominal pain. Knowing the cause of your discomfort or when you s
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It is estimated that around 60 million Americans suffer from heartburn at some time. In many cases, an antacid will sort out your problem and there is no need to be concerned. However, frequent bouts of heartburn may indicate something more serious and this is when you should consider taking appropr
The recommended surveillance strategy for esophageal adenocarcinoma may prevent as few as 50% of cancer deaths. Tissue biomarkers have been proposed to identify high-risk patients.
A colonoscopy procedure involves the insertion of a flexible tube with a fiber optic camera through the patient's anus to examine the colon and bowel parts. While because of sedation, the patient hardly feels anything during the procedure, preparation for the day is likely to make the patient anxiou
An ulcer can refer to any place where the skin has been rubbed or eaten away on the body. When an individual says he has an ulcer, however, he is usually referring to a peptic ulcer, which occurs in the gastrointestinal tract. Peptic ulcers can be painful and although they can be managed through med
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Peptic ulcers are a common, painful digestive problem. Naturally, the formation of a divot or hole in the duodenum - the connector between stomach and small intestine where we do much of our digestion - is a problem requiring serious attention. Two such ulcers side by side -- known as kissing ulcers
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This study confirms the gastrointestinal prokinetic effects of renzapride.
The symptoms of acid reflux are caused by your stomach juices entering the lower part of your esophagus, resulting in the pain and discomfort you feel as heartburn. The esophagus is a tube that runs from your throat to stomach. Unlike your stomach, the esophagus does not have a protective coating to