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Medical History and Physical Exam for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Medical History and Physical Exam for Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Medical and dietary historyTo determine whether your symptoms meet the criteria for diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), your doctor may ask you questions about:Recent stressful events in your life. Stress may be a strong indication that your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel ...
Mucosal Healing With Adalimumab in Crohn's Disease

Mucosal Healing With Adalimumab in Crohn's Disease

How effective is adalimumab in achieving mucosal healing in patients with moderate to severe Crohn's disease?
Ulcerative Colitis-When To Call a Doctor

Ulcerative Colitis-When To Call a Doctor

Ulcerative colitis can cause serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention.
What is the Best GERD Diet Food?

What is the Best GERD Diet Food?

When you are stressed with what to eat when you are experiencing GERD, you ought to be prepared to assume that there is no easy answer. Evidently, many people have GERD, and yet lots of them still living with it just fine.
Risk Factors for Fatty Liver in AIDS Cohort Study

Risk Factors for Fatty Liver in AIDS Cohort Study

Are HIV positive men at a greater risk for developing fatty liver disease than men who are negative? This new study explains.
Diagnosis and Treatment of Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Diagnosis and Treatment of Hereditary Hemochromatosis

Iron overload is being recognized to play a carcinogenic role in hepatocellular carcinoma and other cancers. Find out more about the connection.
Does your teenager experience heartburn? This is what you should know

Does your teenager experience heartburn? This is what you should know

While heartburn and GERD are often considered to be adult disorders, it is becoming more common among children and teens. This is what you should know
Fatty Liver and the Metabolic Syndrome

Fatty Liver and the Metabolic Syndrome

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and its subset nonalcoholic steatohepatitis represent the liver manifestations of insulin resistance.
Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of hemorrhoids, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
How to Use Shiatsu for Heartburn

How to Use Shiatsu for Heartburn

Heartburn, or reflux esophagitis, is a burning sensation in the esophagus, throat and/or chest. Shiatsu applies various pressure techniques to quiet your nervous system, calm your churning stomach, slow the increased acid production activated by stress, and alleviate the burning symptoms of reflux.
What Happens in a Colonoscopy?

What Happens in a Colonoscopy?

About ColonoscopiesA colonoscopy is a routine medical examination where the colon, or large intestine, is inspected for abnormalities with a small camera. The primary purpose of a colonoscopy is to detect possible malignant growths that could indicate colon cancer. Any small growths, such...
When Should Endoscopy Be Done in the Patient With Reflux?

When Should Endoscopy Be Done in the Patient With Reflux?

M. Brian Fennerty, MD, discusses the role of endoscopy in the initial clinical approach to the patient presenting with symptoms of GERD.
Definition of Gastric Reflux

Definition of Gastric Reflux

Gastric reflux is a condition where the acid contained in your stomach leaks upward into your esophagus. Approximately 20 percent of Americans experience the symptoms of gastric reflux at least weekly, according to the National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.
Heartburn Home Remedies for Pregnant Women

Heartburn Home Remedies for Pregnant Women

Heartburn can become an uncomfortable problem during pregnancy, especially in the last trimester. As the baby grows, she will be putting extra pressure on the mother's stomach. This can sometimes cause stomach acids to back up into the esophagus, causing heartburn. While you should always consult yo
Splenectomy: Complications and Recovery

Splenectomy: Complications and Recovery

WebMD explains what happens during a splenectomy, what complications are possible, and what recovery will be like.
Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Screening for Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Learn the risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma, and who to screen, how often to screen, and what tools should be used.
Is Coffee One Of The Main Causes Of Acid Reflux?

Is Coffee One Of The Main Causes Of Acid Reflux?

Do you love a great cup of coffee but it leaves you with the painful burning symptoms of heartburn? This article will tell you what you need to know to be able to enjoy your favorite morning beverage and leave the burning behind.
That Lump in Your Throat May Be Acid Reflux

That Lump in Your Throat May Be Acid Reflux

There is a very common condition called globus pharyngis that is best described as feeling like there is a lump in your throat.Though this condition can be caused by many different factors, acid reflux is one of the leading causes of globus pharyngis.
5 Simple Signs to Tell if It is Acid Reflux or Heart Pain

5 Simple Signs to Tell if It is Acid Reflux or Heart Pain

Is it acid reflux or heart pain? Knowing the difference could save your life. Find out the details in this article.
High Stomach Pain

High Stomach Pain

Many people experience stomach pain at one time or another for a variety of reasons, including from eating bad food or gastric distress or as a result of food allergies. When stomach pain occurs with any regularity, there could be serious underlying problems that need to be addressed.