Posts tagged with ‘Gastroenterologic’

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  • Spitting Up in Babies

    Spitting up is common in babies. Learn how to help prevent and treat gastroesophageal reflux.

  • Meckel's Diverticulum

    A Meckel’s diverticulum is a pouch on the small intestine. Learn about the possible symptoms and treatments.

  • Laxatives: OTC Products for Constipation

    Over-the-counter laxatives are medicines you can buy without a prescription to relieve constipation.

  • Intussusception

    Intussusception is a serious problem when the intestine folds into itself and causes a blockage. It is most common in…

  • Antacids and Acid Reducers: OTC Relief for Heartburn and Acid Reflux

    There are several types of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that help to relieve heartburn and acid reflux.

  • Heartburn

    Heartburn is a burning feeling in the lower chest, along with a sour or bitter taste in the throat and…

  • Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection

    Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) is a type of bacteria that can lead to an infection. Learn about the symptoms, causes,…

  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an inflammatory, allergic disease. It may be confused with GERD. Learn about the symptoms and…

  • Colorectal Cancer

    Colorectal cancer is a form of cancer that affects your colon or your rectum (anus).

  • Esophageal Atresia and Tracheoesophageal Fistula

    Esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula are disorders of the digestive system. They occur, usually together, in babies before they are…

  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis

    Necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) is a serious intestinal disease. It mostly occurs in premature infants or babies with weakened immune systems…

  • Reflux/Acid Reflux (GERD)

    Reflux is a medical condition that happens when the acid in your stomach backs up to your throat. It causes…

  • Diverticular Disease

    Diverticular disease involves small pouches that form on the wall of the large intestine. They can become inflamed and cause…

  • Constipation

    Constipation refers to when your body has difficulty in having a bowel movement. It is common at all ages. Certain…

  • BRAT Diet: Recovering From an Upset Stomach

    The BRAT diet is an effective way to treat an upset stomach and diarrhea. It relies on bland, low-fiber foods…

  • Bloating

    Bloating is pain, discomfort, and fullness that occurs in your abdomen (stomach). Bloating can be temporary or severe, depending on…

  • Peptic Ulcer Disease

    Peptic ulcer disease is a condition where there’s a raw area in the lining of the stomach or upper part…

  • Indigestion (Dyspepsia)

    It can be common to have trouble digesting food. You can have various symptoms with indigestion, such as stomach pain,…

  • Lactose Intolerance

    Lactose intolerance means your body cannot tolerate the sugar in milk and other dairy products.

  • Hirschsprung’s Disease

    Hirschsprung’s disease is a birth defect that affects the large intestine (bowel) and requires surgery.