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Category Archives: Conditions

Gastritis is due to an inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Generally there are a large variety of symptoms. Rendering to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms include vomiting or nausea, abdominal pains, a burning pain within or above the stomach, stomach bloating, indigestion, dark stools, hiccups or constant burping. Many experts agree that the main cause […]

Family medical history can be an invaluable tool in assessing one’s own risk of similar conditions. With Lynch syndrome, a condition also known as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), knowing your family history is not only helpful, it may be life-saving. Understanding Lynch syndrome HNPCC is the most common form of hereditary colon cancer, accounting for up […]

In ancient medicine, gall (or bile), was described as one of the four humours. The apparent importance of bile led to the development of expressions like “he has a lot of gall!” to describe someone with ample self-confidence. While its actual role is slightly more humble, bile only comes to attention for most people when […]

Types of ulcers Peptic ulcers can occur in several areas of the gastric region: the stomach, the duodenum, or small intestine; or the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth to the stomach. Stress and spicy foods do not cause peptic ulcers, but both can make ulcer symptoms worse. Smoking and drinking alcohol also can […]

During your pregnancy, you will likely find that you are experiencing more gastric issues than usual. This is a common occurrence for women, but the fact that it’s normal doesn’t make it any less embarrassing or uncomfortable. Why Gas Problems Occur During Pregnancy Pregnancy causes your body to go through many changes. Some of these […]

Gastric ulcers are open sores located in your stomach. Duodenal ulcers are found in the upper section of your small intestine. Both types of ulcers can cause heartburn and stomach pain, but they can become more dangerous if they begin to bleed. Causes of Bleeding Ulcer A bleeding ulcer can be the result of inflammation of the […]

As with other malignant diseases, early detection is an essential tool in treating cancers of the digestive tract. Fortunately, those portions of the digestive tract near the beginning and end can be more readily examined, making early detection for conditions such as anal cancer a real possibility. Understanding the risks for developing anal cancer can […]

A diagnosis of liver damage can come as something of a surprise, particular to those without a history of excess alcohol intake. While alcohol may be a well-known cause of liver disease, it is not the only one. Learning more about the sources of and treatments for fatty liver disease and steatohepatitis can help make […]

Hemorrhoids or piles are swollen veins in the lower part of the anus and rectum. A more severe case is when the blood vessel walls are stretched so thin that the veins become irritated and bulge especially when relieving the bowels. Rendering to Medical News Today, a hemorrhoid can be very painful and dreadful but are […]

The holidays are upon us and that means getting together with family for large meals around the dining room table. Unfortunately, many of us end up with stomach upsets or indigestion after eating much more than we’re used to having at one sitting. Digestion Your digestive system is composed of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, liver, […]

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