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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the diagnostic term for what most people would call a "sensitive stomach." The symptoms are gas, bloating, nausea and irregular bowel habits, ranging from constipation to diarrhea. Women are more prone to IBS than men, and it often correlates with menstrual cycles a
Why do children with GERD often present with gastrointestinal and respiratory problems, and what does it possibly indicate about the severity of disease? This new study explains.
Rectal inflammation, also known as proctitis, can occur in babies and adults. The inflammation of the rectum is often accompanied by bleeding and pain. In severe cases, the inflamed rectum may release a pus or mucus discharge. Rectal inflammation can be caused by a variety of different factors, rang
What are the clinical-pathologic differences among patients with hepatocellular cancer with underlying HBV versus HCV? This new study takes an in-depth look.
Viral gastroenteritis is an infection that causes severe diarrhea and vomiting. Many types of viruses can be caused by viral gastroenteritis. In children, the culprit is the rotavirus. The rotavirus is a common stomach virus among children, as the virus can easily spread in schools and day care cent
The authors of this retrospective study set out to determine the incidence of Barrett's esophagus in patients with chronic heartburn symptoms.
A gastric ulcer is an open sore that develops on the inside lining of the stomach. It is a form of peptic ulcer and is also called a stomach ulcer. Untreated gastric ulcers can lead to internal bleeding, scar tissue and infection. Bleeding gastric ulcers can occur as slow blood loss or severe blood
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is characterized by the backing up of stomach acid into the esophagus. It is a chronic condition with symptoms that include heartburn and acid reflux. Most people can manage GERD with medication and lifestyle changes, but herbal remedies also can help.
What does this new study tell us about current and evolving therapies for hepatitis B?
Even without any history of acid reflux disorder, occurrences of the condition are fairly common especially in the second trimester onwards.Though the symptoms may cause much discomfort and even pain, most cases are totally harmless.Worries should be set aside as the manifestations will subside, if
Bleeding in the digestive tract isn't a disease but is a symptom of a disease. Bleeding can occur as the result of a number of different conditions, and may be either acute or chronic. Some instances of bleeding are life threatening. Learn what causes bleeding in the digestive tract.
Is the FIT test preferred over the FOBT to diagnose colorectal cancer? This study compares the 2 tests, and describes their value in the colorectal cancer screening process.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is often referred to as acid reflux. This condition occurs when stomach acids move back up the esophagus after a meal. Acid reflux can cause damage to the stomach lining and the lining of the esophagus. Treatment for acid reflux is generally long-term. Once aci
How should reflux be treated when proton pump inhibitors don't work? This study discusses new treatment options and methods of diagnosis.