What do clinicians understand about the epidemiology of Barrett esophagus, and how does that knowledge guide them as they proceed with diagnosing and treating the disease in their patients?
Acid reflux in children is a real cause for concern. It drives us frantic when our children are sick and scrunched up in pain. We suffer as much as they do... but how on Earth can we help?
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a fairly common chronic illness that affects the digestive tract. GERD is caused by a backwash of stomach acid entering the esophagus, which irritates the esophagus' lining and can cause long-term damage over time if untreated. In addition to medication, acc
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This study examines the kinetics of responses to gluten that occur in adults with celiac disease undergoing a 14-day gluten challenge.
As a non-invasive way of detecting and staging liver disease, how effective and reliable is FibroScan, and are US clinicians using it regularly in their practices?
A new study suggests that an immune system response may be the real culprit behind reflux esophagitis.
If you notice slight to extreme discomfort after consuming products with lactose, you may fall somewhere along the spectrum of being lactose intolerant. Symptoms range from moderate stomachaches to diarrhea and vomiting. The tricky thing with lactose intolerance is that some people have it from birt
In order to alleviate the acidity symptoms associated with acid reflux/heartburn, it's helpful to know what many of the heart burn causes are a result of, as well as what is good for heartburn relief. Below I've provided 7 simple lifestyle changes to show you what to do for heartburn.
Symptoms of lactose intolerance can be mild or severe, depending on how much lactase your body makes.
Acid reflux also known as heartburn is a condition that can be rather unpleasant and discomforting. This article aims to provide further information so that you are aware about the symptoms of acid reflux.
Nimish Vakil, MD, explores the latest information regarding dyspepsia and the natural history of GERD, as framed by data presented at DDW 2007.
There's no diet for ulcerative colitis. What you eat doesn't cause or cure UC. But eating a diet rich in nutrients may help you spend more time in remission and live a healthier life.
Three methods for dietary diagnostics and therapeutics are reviewed, an option for every patient coping with eosinophilic esophagitis.
Ulcerative colitis and Chron's are diseases of the intestinal tracts. The bodies immune system starts attacking it's own cells causing inflammation and bleeding. Ulcerative colitis usually starts in the rectum and spread upward through the large intestine. Chron's can affect the entire tract from
Does diabetes mellitus negatively impact the immune response to the hepatitis B vaccine in dialysis patients?
Have you ever felt flatulence, full of gas, abdominal cramps, or other uncomfortable feeling after eating? If so, it means that you have digestive disorders (indigestion). Digestive disorder often occur to everyone, usually known as ulcer.