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Heartburn Cure - A Diet For GERD

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

Is Coffee or Tea Good for Your Liver?

This Practice Point puts into context the finding of Ruhl and Everhart that coffee and tea consumption are associated with a lower incidence of chronic liver disease in the United States.

Lower Abdominal Pain During the 16th Week of Pregnancy

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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Vitamin D and Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Are patients with a vitamin D deficiency at an increased risk for developing IBD, and does it also contribute to more severe disease? This new study examines the connection.

When Do the Symptoms of Heartburn Tell You That You Need to Get Medical Advice?

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

Pancreatitis-What Happens

Pancreatitis usually appears as a sudden (acute) attack of pain in the upper area of the belly (abdomen). The disease may be mild or severe. Acute pancreatitis: Most people with pancreatitis have mild acute pancreatitis. The disease does not affect their

Colonoscopy Tips

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

Diets for People With Ulcers

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

Remedy for a Kissing Bulbar Ulcer

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

Does Exercise Improve Symptoms of IBS?

Proven effective in the treatment of other conditions, exercise has now been shown to improve the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, according to a new study. Dr. David Johnson offers commentary.

Acid Reflux and Food Combining

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

Viral Hepatitis in the Elderly

How do various forms of hepatitis present in elderly patients? Are there certain patterns of disease in this particular older subset of patients?