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Knowing The Causes of Acid Reflux

Acid reflux is the reflux of acid from the stomach to the esophagus. It is primarily caused by a weak lower esophageal sphincter (LES), hiatal hernia, abnormal esophageal contractions, and delayed gastric emptying.

Preventing Acid Reflux Symptoms Naturally

While there is nothing you can do to guarantee that you will never experience acid reflux again, the good news is that there are several things you can do to help reduce the chances of experiencing a reflux flare-up. Learn how timing your meals, modifying your diet and other adjustments mean you may

Labor & Ulcerative Colitis Complications

The inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, is characterized by abdominal pain and chronic diarrhea. While the symptoms of this medical condition can be controlled, it can cause severe complications. During pregnancy and labor, the symptoms of ulcerative colitis often become worse. Additiona

Endoscopy Overused in Heartburn Patients

Acid reflux is the most common reason U.S. adults undergo a procedure where a viewing tube is put down their throat. But many people don’t need it, according to new advice from one of internal medicine’s main professional groups.

FDA Bans Rx Nausea Drugs

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered several brands of prescription nausea and vomiting medication off the U.S. market, saying the drugs had not received government approval.

Strictures in Eosinophilic Esophagitis

How important is early diagnosis in eosinophilic esophagitis and how could it prevent stricture formation? This new study investigates.

Rectal Prolapse Surgery-Credits

ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerC. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General SurgeryLast RevisedApril 15, 2013

Diet Alternatives for Colitis

A variation of inflammatory bowel disease, colitis is a frustrating and irritating medical condition that can impact anyone. If you are diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, it is important to speak with your physician or a registered dietitian to formulate a colitis diet. Proper diet and nutrition man

Nonprescription Medicines and Products-Antacids and Acid Reducers

Antacids are taken to relieve heartburn or indigestion caused by excess stomach acid. While they are safe if used occasionally, antacids may cause problems if taken regularly. There are several kinds of antacids. Learn what ingredients are in each type so that you can avoid any adverse effects.Sodiu

About Colitis Diet Restrictions

Ulcerative colitis is a medical condition that disrupts and affects the digestive system. Although one specialized diet isn't approved for all colitis patients (each patient has individualized dietary needs), people with colitis should avoid certain foods that make the symptoms of colitis worse.

Top Five Acid Reflux Prescription Medications

For some people, finding the right acid reflux prescription medications is something that turns out to be very simple, but for others, there may be some trial and error involved.