Nov132018
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How Do I Know If I Have Celiac Disease?

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When you don’t feel good after eating certain foods, such as wheat, how do you know if celiac disease is the reason? It’s important to get an accurate diagnosis, so that you’re able to effectively manage or treat this condition if you have it. Learn more about celiac disease, including common symptoms and treatments. Causes of Celiac Disease Celiac disease occurs when your immune system reacts to the presence of gluten, which is found in products containing wheat, rye or barley. This disease can lead to potentially serious complications over […]
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Oct152018
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Treatment for Hepatitis

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Hepatitis is a viral infection that affects the liver. The symptoms, causes, and treatments available for this disease differ depending on the type you have. Some cases are mild and do not require treatment, while others are severe and require ongoing management. Knowing more about this disease can help ensure that you receive the care you need for it. Symptoms of Hepatitis There are three types of hepatitis that can occur: Hepatitis A Hepatitis A can cause fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, appetite loss and joint pain. These symptoms […]
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Sep122018
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How to Determine When Your Stomach Pains Mean You Need a Gastroenterologist?

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When you have an upset stomach from an acute illness, you might see your regular doctor for care. However, what should you do if you have stomach pain that occurs frequently or lasts for long periods of time? When you might have an underlying condition that affects your gastrointestinal system, your doctor will recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. Learn more about when to see this type of specialist and what kinds of conditions they treat. Common Gastrointestinal Symptoms Gastrointestinal problems can cause a wide range of symptoms, such as any of […]
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Aug152018
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Symptoms of Liver Disease

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Your liver plays a crucial role in your body by removing toxins and helping you digest food. When you have a liver disease, it means that an infection, underlying illness, or other problem is affecting this organ’s ability to do its job. This can result in a wide range of symptoms that affect you in different ways. Knowing more about the symptoms of a liver disease and what causes them helps ensure that you seek medical care and get the treatment you need. Causes of Liver Diseases Liver diseases can […]
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Jul172018
Stomach Ulcer

How Do I Know If I Have a Stomach Ulcer?

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If you have a burning pain in your stomach – it may be due to a stomach ulcer. Since stomach ulcers can lead to complications without treatment, it is important for you to be able to tell if you might have this condition. Causes of Stomach Ulcers Stomach ulcers are sores that occur inside your stomach lining. The sores may appear if the layer of mucus that protects your stomach lining from stomach acid is reduced. You can also develop ulcers if you have a higher amount of stomach acid […]
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Jun132018
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What Is a Hemorrhoidectomy?

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Hemorrhoids can cause slight discomfort in mild cases, but more serious cases might result in rectal bleeding, pain and other severe symptoms. When you need to have hemorrhoids removed, this procedure is known as a hemorrhoidectomy. When to Consider a Hemorrhoidectomy You might need to have a hemorrhoidectomy done if you have hemorrhoids that cause severe symptoms, such as burning, bleeding or persistent itching, or if you have hemorrhoids that keep coming back or occur on a chronic basis. Good candidates for this procedure include those who have severe or […]
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May112018
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When Should I Get My Colon Screened for Cancer?

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Nearly 100,000 new cases of colon cancer are diagnosed each year, but the disease can often be caught early and even prevented with appropriate screenings. What Causes Colon Cancer? Colon cancer often begins as a polyp, which is a growth of tissue that lines the colon. Most polyps aren’t cancerous, but a certain type has a higher risk of developing into cancer. In general, larger polyps have a greater chance of becoming cancerous. When it turns into cancer, abnormal cells in the colon divide uncontrollably. They ultimately form a cancerous […]
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Apr202018
Hepatitis 4.20.18

What Causes Hepatitis?

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Millions of people are infected with hepatitis, and most of them aren’t aware of it. In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that for one particular type of hepatitis – many baby boomers have been unknowingly living with it for years. What is Hepatitis? Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, an organ that’s located in the right upper part of your abdomen. Your liver is responsible for a variety of important functions, including the production of bile, which helps with digestion. It also filters toxins from the body […]
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Mar92018
Woman With Stomach Pain 3.9.18

Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer

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Your pancreas gland is responsible for helping you maintain healthy blood sugar levels. When you have a pancreatic disease, it can result in serious health problems. Types of Pancreatic Diseases Pancreatic diseases include pancreatic cancer and acute or chronic pancreatitis. Pancreatic cancer develops when abnormal cells in the pancreas multiply and form malignant tumors. Pancreatitis refers to inflammation of the pancreas. Causes of Pancreatic Diseases The cause of pancreatic cancer has not yet been found. However there are several risk factors that can increase your risk of having the disease. […]
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Feb232018
Stomach ache 2.23.18

What Causes Gastritis Ulcers?

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A stomach ache every now and then is usually nothing to worry about. But, if you’re experiencing a constant gnawing or burning sensation in your stomach, you might have a condition known as gastritis, and you should make an appointment with your gastroenterologist for a thorough exam and possible gastritis ulcer treatment. What Is Gastritis? The term gastritis covers several different conditions that share a common factor – inflammation of the stomach lining. The illness is mainly caused by a specific bacterium that is also responsible for causing stomach ulcers. […]
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