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Acid Reflux Prevention - 5 Things You Wish You Knew

Acid Reflux Prevention - 5 Things You Wish You Knew

Acid reflux prevention, something every sufferer wished they knew about and something very little people that suffer from the condition actually realise. Preventing this painful illness is something that is actually rather easily done with a few minor lifestyle changes and with the knowledge and wil
The Gut Microbiome's Role in NAFLD

The Gut Microbiome's Role in NAFLD

Dr David Johnson surveys the emerging connection between the gut's microbiota and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, from the most important pathways to the initial data on therapeutic applications.
IBS Drug Zelnorm OK'd for Some

IBS Drug Zelnorm OK'd for Some

The FDA will let the suspended drug Zelnorm to be taken by some women with irritable bowel syndrome or chronic constipation.
What Cures Heartburn?

What Cures Heartburn?

Tums, Rolaids, Gaviscon, Pepto-Bismal, Zantac, Prevacid.....the list is endless. But do they cure heartburn? The simple answer is NO! We needlessly spend billions of dollars annually on these drugs that merely address the symptoms of acid reflux or reduce the production of stomach acid which is abso
Nervous Colitis Symptoms

Nervous Colitis Symptoms

Nervous colitis is simply another name for the common condition of irritable bowel syndrome. IBS, as it's often called, is a digestive disorder that affects the way in which the intestines work. Depending on the intensity of the condition, each person will have a variety of symptoms that range from
The Link Between Acid Reflux and Smoking

The Link Between Acid Reflux and Smoking

If you smoke, or use any form of tobacco, improving your posture while you eat isn't going to do much for your condition.Why?Smoking/nicotine is a direct contributing factor to acid reflux and to chronic heartburn caused by gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD).Therefore, engaging in any toba
Management of Gastric Varices

Management of Gastric Varices

Is TIPS the most effective and safest management strategy for gastric varices? This new study explores the various options available to clinicians.
Top 10 GERD Guidelines

Top 10 GERD Guidelines

Dr. David Johnson presents his top 10 out of the new guidelines for diagnosing and managing gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) from the American College of Gastroenterology.
Baking Soda Home Remedies for Stomach Gas

Baking Soda Home Remedies for Stomach Gas

Oftentimes some of the most useful and inexpensive medical remedies are items that most of us keep at home. Baking soda is a useful item to have on standby, and can be an effective remedy for stomach acid and gas.
Reasons to Use a Digestive Enzyme

Reasons to Use a Digestive Enzyme

Digestive enzymes can be provided by dietary sources as well as being produced by the body. Over time, a poor diet reduces the body's ability to digest foods. Bloating, belching, gas and cramps are symptoms of digestive-enzyme deficiency. Supplemental digestive enzymes can help with these and oth
Simvastatin Improves the H. Pylori Eradication Rate

Simvastatin Improves the H. Pylori Eradication Rate

How well do drugs in combination, including statins and antimicrobials, work in eradicating H. pylori disease?
Natural Healing for Acid Reflux & Hiatal Hernias

Natural Healing for Acid Reflux & Hiatal Hernias

Hiatal hernias occur in the section of your diaphragm where the esophagus and stomach connect. The stomach protrudes into the esophagus and can cause symptoms like acid reflux, nausea, chest pain and burping. The hernia itself does not require any treatment unless it is causing severe symptoms unmit
What are the Causes of Dizziness and Nausea?

What are the Causes of Dizziness and Nausea?

Feelings of dizziness and nausea can disrupt everyday life and cause you to limit daily activities. Nausea frequently occurs with dizziness because of the sensitivity of the inner ear, with feelings of spinning and imbalance.
Patients With Chronic HCV Who Need Early Treatment

Patients With Chronic HCV Who Need Early Treatment

Is there an efficient way to predict disease progression in patients with chronic hepatitis C, and how does this assist clinicians with determining which patients might need early treatment and close monitoring?
Diverticular Bleeding-Related Information

Diverticular Bleeding-Related Information

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Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

Stem Cells, Fecal Transplants Show Promise for Crohn's Disease

But both trials were small and more research is needed
Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Associated With GERD

Hormone Replacement Therapy Is Associated With GERD

What is the potential connection between the use of hormone replacement therapy and the development of GERD? This new study explains.
Virtual Colonoscopy-Topic Overview

Virtual Colonoscopy-Topic Overview

What is a virtual colonoscopy?A virtual colonoscopy uses X - rays and computers (computed tomography [CT] or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) to take two - or three - dimensional images of the interior lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. A virtual colonoscopy can be used to screen fo
Anal Fissures: Nitroglycerin Ointment-Credits

Anal Fissures: Nitroglycerin Ointment-Credits

A list of contributors to the topic on Anal Fissures: Nitroglycerin Ointment.
Signs of a Stomach Ulcer

Signs of a Stomach Ulcer

Stomach ulcers occur when there is a break in the tissue lining of the stomach. These ulcers normally occur in the stomach or the first part of the small intestine that leads out of the stomach, called the duodenum.