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Patient Education

GERD

Many of us have experienced acid reflux, a feeling of food moving back into the esophagus. A condition known as GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease can be diagnosed when this is more frequently experienced. With the help of an adjusted diet and medications guided by a physician, it can be successfully

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GERD Diet

What is GERD? GERD is a digestive disorder that can cause heartburn, regurgitation, or acid indigestion. This disorder is caused by relaxation of the muscle at the end of the esophagus (food pipe) - the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which allows the stomach’s contents to come back up into the

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Gas/Bloating

Gas and bloating can be very common. In some cases, they can interfere with daily activities. Belching is often accompanied by bloating, pain, or swelling of the abdomen, which can be uncomfortable. Even though it is uncomfortable, it is not always tied to a serious underlying health condition. What

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Gastroparesis

The digestive tract has multiple responsibilities and roles that play an important part in overall health. People suffering from digestive tract issues may complain of pain and discomfort. If left untreated, the symptoms can worsen and lead to more complications. One of the most common types of digestive

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Gastroparesis Diet

OVERVIEW If you are suffering from a condition called Gastroparesis, this means that your stomach does not empty as fast as it should. Another medical terminology for this is delayed gastric emptying. The symptoms of Gastroparesis are feeling sick and vomiting. The common symptoms of this condition include

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H. Pylori Infection

Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori, is a bacterium in our stomach. It is the most common chronic bacterial infection in the world. Many people do not have symptoms or notice the infection. The bacteria can become present in your system after direct contact with bodily fluids such as saliva, vomit, feces,

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Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis, also known as iron overload, is when the body absorbs or builds up too much iron for it to process. Much of the iron that the body contains and absorbs is in the red blood cells. However, when it absorbs too much, the extra iron gets transferred to the surrounding organs, namely the

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Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, occur when the veins in your anus and rectum swell up and cause a variety of symptoms, including bleeding or discomfort in varying degrees of severity. Hemorrhoids are common, and symptomatic hemorrhoids occur in at least 5 % of patients. They occur more commonly over

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Hiatal Hernia

This type of hernia happens when the top of your stomach moves into your chest area. More specifically, hiatal hernias occur when part of the stomach pushes through the hiatus (opening) in your diaphragm, which is a muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen. What is a hiatal hernia? Hiatal hernias

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