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Live Well By Knowing Acid Reflux Symptoms

Difficulty when swallowing food may be another acid reflux symptom. Most of the times when someone is suffering from this condition, it is usually due to frequent back flows of acid which burns the throat several times. Naturally because of the pain coming out of the throat sores, you have a difficu

How You Can Spell 'Relief'

Television ads for the over-the-counter tablets designed to relieve heartburn often are almost comical.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)-Exams and Tests

Extensive testing may not be needed in all people who have symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). A doctor may first ask you questions about your symptoms, such as whether you have a frequent uncomfortable feeling of burning, warmth, heat, or

Signs & Symptoms of a Strangulated Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia arises when part of the stomache protrudes through a hole in the abdominal wall. Any hernia can be serious, but a strangulated hernia can quickly become an emergency, because the protruding part is twisted and dangerously positioned. Strangulated hiatal hernias are usually accompanie

H. pylori: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Most people can have this type of bacteria and never get sick. Others will have painful ulcers and a higher risk of cancer. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments for H. pylori from WebMD.

Two Heartburn Remedies That Work Every Time

Heartburn remedies don't have to cost you very much money, and certainly shouldn't require a visit to the doctor. Because there are simple natural things -- old remedies -- that people have used with great effect for many years. They are virtually free and you may even have them in your ho

Fighting Acid Reflux With Prilosec

Prilosec is the trademark brand name for omeprazole, an antacid drug that suppresses or decreases the amount of gastric acid secreted in the stomach. Prilosec is used for the treatment of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), including duodenal and gastric ulcers.

The Changing Landscape in Hepatitis B

Nancy Reau, MD, reviews the latest thinking regarding the management and clinical evaluation of patients with chronic hepatitis B, as based on data presented at DDW 2007.

Chronic Constipation May Signal Serious Disorder

Ongoing constipation in adults could point to problems including ischemic colitis, colorectal cancer, gastric cancer, and diverticulitis, according to a new study. WebMD explains.

FDA OKs Remicade for Kids With Crohn's

The FDA has approved Remicade (infliximab) to treat children with active Crohn's disease, a chronic, inflammatory condition of the bowel that can be severely debilitating.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

While irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS, mostly affects adults, children are also prone to getting the disease. This chronic digestive disorder has several symptoms that are similar in both adults and children. IBS has no cure, but there are treatments to relieve or eliminate symptoms in children. IB

Not All Leaking Bile Ducts Are Bile Leaks

A patient presents with persistent bilious drainage from a percutaneous right upper quadrant abdominal drain placed 1 month ago during an open cholecystectomy. Extensive bile leak or something else?