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A Burning Sensation: Easy Remedies For Heartburn

Heartburn, which does not actually have anything to do with the heart, affects an increasing percentage of the population. It can happen randomly to anyone and at anytime. It usually starts as a painful feeling just below the breastbone and the most common cause of it is the reflux of gastric acid f

Why do they call it heartburn?

Have you wondered why that burning sensation in your chest is called heartburn when it has nothing to do with the heart? Learn the answer here.

Living With Peptic Ulcer

If you are experiencing burning pain or any discomfort in the upper abdomen, pain that may disturb you at your sleep at night, feeling of fullness that you are unable to drink much fluid needed by your body, mild nausea and hunger one to three hours right after having your meal, then you may want to

Preventing Acid Reflux - 2 Ways to Pain-Free Eating

Digestive disorders like acid reflux can be discomforting but it is good to know that a little diet change can help you in avoiding disorders in digestion. If you are looking for ways in preventing acid reflux and other digestive problems, read on.

Virtual Colonoscopy-Health Tools

Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Which test should I have to screen for colorectal cancer? ...

Diets for People With an Ulcer

Ulcers can make day-to-day life extremely painful. Spicy foods, dairy products, red meat and fatty foods can aggravate your symptoms. Likewise, eating anything acidic on an empty stomach can cause discomfort. Diet is extremely important when healing from an ulcer. Luckily, there are eating-pattern

Findings on Interval Colonoscopies

Do colonoscopies repeated within a 12-month period yield new findings, and what do they say about the quality of colonoscopies in general?

The Digestive System

Just how do we digest our food? WebMD explains the digestive system, from the top to bottom.

Rolaids Recalled

In the latest of a string of huge recalls, Johnson & Johnson's McNeil division has recalled 13 million packs of various brands of Rolaids Softchew products.

How TriVita Digestive Complex Works

Supplement IngredientsThe Digestive Complex supplement marketed by TriVita is designed as a way to help promote proper digestion. Digestive Complex is meant to be taken by adults. Typically, it is recommended to take one tablet three times a day with a meal.TriVita Digestive Complex...

About Acid Reflux Wedges for Sleeping

If you suffer from acid reflux disease, falling asleep at night can be a struggle. Luckily, there are non-pharmaceutical treatments that can help sufferers of acid reflux drift off into dreamland on a nightly basis. Acid reflux pillows change the alignment of your body to ensure better digestion and


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Chronic Pancreatitis: Pain Management-Credits

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter J. Kahrilas, MD - GastroenterologyLast RevisedMay 25, 2011

Surgical Treatment of Perforation Due to Gastric Ulcer

Peptic ulcers, according to, occur when the lining of the stomach or duodenum is eroded by stomach acid and forms a sore. Perforation occurs when the erosion is so bad that it eats a hole through the stomach lining or duodenum. This is a serious, potentially life-threatening conditio

New Relief for Chronic Diarrhea

No one likes to talk about it, but for millions of Americans, chronic diarrhea is not just an embarrassment, it's a crippling disorder that takes a devastating toll on quality of life.