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Stomach Flu (Gastroenteritis )

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Poor Sleep Linked to Worsening Kidney Disease

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Drug Stelara May Ease Crohn's Disease

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Smoking May Hinder Kidney Disease Drugs

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Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?

Could Common Heartburn Drugs Up Stroke Risk?0

TUESDAY, Nov. 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A popular category of heartburn medications -- including Nexium, Prevacid, Prilosec and Protonix -- may increase your risk of stroke, a new study suggests. Known as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), these ...

nystatin (oral tablet and capsule)

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metronidazole (Flagyl, Flagyl ER)

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Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows

Constipation, Kidney Disease May Be Linked, New Research Shows0

THURSDAY, Nov. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- People with constipation are more likely to develop kidney disease, a new study finds. The discovery suggests kidney problems might be prevented or treated by managing constipation, according to ...

Laxatives (Constipation)

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Top 12 foods that cause constipation Foods that cause constipation Just as there are many foods you can eat to help prevent or relieve your constipation, there are foods that can have a binding effect that can make your constipation worse. ...

Clostridium Difficile Colitis (Antibiotic-Associated Colitis, C. difficile colitis)

Clostridium Difficile Colitis (Antibiotic-Associated Colitis, C. difficile colitis)0

Individuals with mild C. difficile colitis may have: a low-grade fever, mild diarrhea (5-10 watery stools a day), mild abdominal cramps and tenderness. Those with severe C. difficile colitis may have: a high fever ...

Cirrhosis (Liver)

Cirrhosis (Liver)0

Individuals with cirrhosis may have few or no symptoms and signs of liver disease. Some of the symptoms may be nonspecific, that is, they don't suggest that the liver is their cause. Some of the more common symptoms and signs of cirrhosis ...

Colonoscopy

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Q: I just had a colonoscopy and they found two non-cancerous colon polyps and one non-cancerous lipoma (no previous polyps prior), when should I have my next colonoscopy? A: Lipomas (benign tumors consisting of fat) are benign, that is, they ...

15 Foods That Cause Constipation

15 Foods That Cause Constipation0

Here is a list of 12 foods to eat to help relieve constipation. Beans Berries Kiwi Flaxseed... What is the definition of constipation? Readers Comments 1 Share Your Story Constipation is medically defined as less than three bowel ...

Top 12 Foods for Constipation Relief

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Almost everyone has suffered from constipation at one time; however, symptoms from complications of constipation include hard stools; anal fissures; anal tears; rectal bleeding; hemorrhoids, abdominal pain, discomfort, and swelling; bloating; ...

Hiccups

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Check out these 17 weird body quirks and their causes. Black hairy tongue Eye twitching Brain freeze Black hairy tongue Hiccups REFERENCES:Wilkes, G., et al. "Hiccups." Medscape. Nov 03, 2014< ...

Hoarseness

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Hoarseness facts Hoarseness is an abnormal change in the voice. The most common cause of hoarseness is acute laryngitis. The underlying cause of hoarseness can usually be diagnosed by a health care professional based on the patient's ...

Constipation

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Top Foods to Prevent Constipation Foods Top 12 Foods to Prevent Constipation and Provide Relief Fortunately, there are many foods you can eat to help relieve constipation, and foods to avoid that can make constipation worse. Here is a list of ...

GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)

GERD (Acid Reflux, Heartburn)0

GERD or acid reflux symptoms are caused by the regurgitation of acidic liquid stomach contents back up into the esophagus. The most common symptom of GERD is heartburn. Other symptoms that can occur as a result of GERD ...

Gilbert Syndrome

Gilbert Syndrome0

The elevated bilirubin pigment can sometimes cause mild yellowing (jaundice) of the eyes. People with Gilbert syndrome are otherwise entirely normal with no other signs or symptoms. Their liver enzyme levels in blood serum are also entirely ...

Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action

Concern About Dialysis Safety Spurs CDC Action0

THURSDAY, Sept. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Steps to reduce bloodstream infections in dialysis patients will be mapped out Thursday at a meeting of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and a coalition of kidney and dialysis ...

tacrolimus (Prograf, Astagraf XL, Envarsus XR)

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Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride

Kidney Stone? Try a Roller Coaster Ride0

TUESDAY, Sept. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone who's suffered a kidney stone just wants the urinary obstruction gone. Now, preliminary research suggests relief might even be fun: a roller coaster ride. There's been anecdotal evidence from ...

Stomach Flu Remedies

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There are a variety of causes of the stomach flu (gastroenteritis). Unfortunately, the most common causes are contagious, for example: Bacteria, for example, E. coli, Salmonella, and Shigella Viruses, for example, norovirus and ...

Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?

Is the Stomach Flu Contagious?0

Abdominal pain is one symptom of the stomach flu, however, there are a variety of causes of abdominal pain such that includes indigestion after eating, gallstones and gallbladder inflammation, pregnancy, gas, IBD (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's ...

Is Colitis Contagious?

Is Colitis Contagious?0

Despite the cause, people suffering from colitis may have symptoms such as abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. Bloody diarrhea is associated with some types of colitis. Colitis is a general term that can mean inflammation ...

Is Hepatitis C Contagious?

Is Hepatitis C Contagious?0

Most people with hepatitis C or hep C have no symptoms when they contract the infection. Those that do have symptoms of hep C infection may experience abdominal pain. fatigue, fever, joint pains, loss of appetite nausea, poor appetite, ...

What's Behind the Gluten-Free Trend?

What's Behind the Gluten-Free Trend?0

By Kathleen Doheny Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD Sept. 16, 2016 -- Not that many years ago, the letters "GF" on a restaurant menu would likely have puzzled many people. No longer. These days, a gluten-free ...

Esophagitis

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Reflux laryngitis is inflammation of the voice box that is caused by stomach acid backing up into the esophagus. Signs and symptoms of reflux laryngitis include: GERD (acid reflux) Heartburn Obesity Chronic hoarseness Asthma Esophagitis is a ...

Cortenema (hydrocortisone enema)

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Barium Enema

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Barium enema series facts A barium enema (lower GI series) is an X-ray procedure used to define the anatomy of the large intestine (colon) and the rectum. A barium enema involves filling the colon and rectum with a white liquid material (barium) ...

Antimitochondrial Antibodies

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What are antimitochondrial antibodies (AMA)? Readers Comments 2 Share Your Story Between 95 and 98% of patients with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) have autoantibodies (antibodies to self) in their blood that react with the inner lining of ...

Virtual Colonoscopy

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What is colonoscopy? Colonoscopy is a procedure that enables an examiner (usually a gastroenterologist) to evaluate the appearance of the inside of the colon (large bowel). This is accomplished by inserting a long flexible tube (the ...

Chorionic Villus Sampling

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home / digestion center / digestion a-z list / chorionic villus sampling index / chorionic villus sampling article Medical Author: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MDMelissa Conrad ...

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

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Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy facts Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy is a procedure that allows nutritional support for patients who cannot take food orally. Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy involves placement of a tube through the ...

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Stool Acidity Test

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What is a stool acidity test? The stool acidity test is a test for diagnosing intolerance to lactose, the sugar contained in milk, in infants and very young children. What is lactose intolerance? Lactose intolerance is the ...

The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions)

The Digestion Process (Organs and Functions)0

Digestion definition The energy required for all the processes and activities that take place in our bodies is derived from the foods we ingest. The digestive system allows us to utilize food from such diverse sources as meat from an animal ...

Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow)

Upper GI Series (Barium Swallow)0

Upper GI series facts An upper gastrointestinal series is an x-ray test used to define the anatomy of the upper digestive tract. Women who are or may be pregnant should notify the doctor requesting the procedure and the radiology ...

Urea Breath Test

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What is the urea breath test? The urea breath test (UBT) is a test for diagnosing the presence of a bacterium, Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) in the stomach. H. pylori causes inflammation, ulcers, and atrophy of ...

Schatzki's Ring

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The majority of these rings cause no symptoms, and patients are unaware of their presence. When the opening of the esophagus becomes smaller as the diameter of these rings shrink, solid, poorly chewed food (such as steak, turkey, frankfurter) that ...

Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years

Number of Americans on Gluten-Free Diet Tripled in 5 Years0

TUESDAY, Sept. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gluten-free diets seem to be the latest fad, yet the number of people being diagnosed with celiac disease hasn't budged, new research shows. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, in which foods ...

Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)

Newborn Jaundice (Neonatal Jaundice)0

Jaundice usually appears first on the face and then moves to the chest, belly, arms, and legs as bilirubin levels get higher. The whites of the eyes can also look yellow. Jaundice can be harder to see in babies with darker skin color. The baby's ...

Pinworm Test

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What is pinworm infection? Pinworm infection is caused by the helminth (Enterobius vermicularis), a small, white parasitic worm. The pinworm is about the length of a staple (ranges from 2 to 13 mm [0.08 to 0.5 inches]) and lives for ...

Esophageal pH Monitoring

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What is esophageal pH monitoring? Esophageal pH (pH is a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution) monitoring is a procedure for measuring the reflux (regurgitation or backwash) of acid from the stomach into the esophagus that ...

Hydrogen Breath Test

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What is the hydrogen breath test? The hydrogen breath test is a test that uses the measurement of hydrogen in the breath to diagnose several conditions that cause gastrointestinal symptoms. In humans, only bacteria - specifically, anaerobic ...

Carcinoid Syndrome (Carcinoid Tumor)

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Hot flashes or flushing are considered to be a characteristic symptom of the menopausal transition; however, they also can occur in men due to conditions such as low testosterone. Flushing also can occur in people as a result of certain rare medical ...

Bowel Incontinence

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Bowel incontinence (fecal incontinence) definition Fecal incontinence can be defined as the unintentional loss of stool (feces) or gas (flatus). It is often due to a failure of one or more of the components that allow the body to control the ...

Colon Polyps

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Colon cancer or colorectal cancer often begins as a benign growth known as a colon polyp. After the disease begins to spread, it can produce signs and symptoms like blood in the stool, changes in bowel patterns (like diarrhea or ...

Achalasia

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Achalasia can be defined as the lack of the lower esophageal sphincter to relax and the presence of abnormal motility in the remainder of the esophagus....

Drug-Induced Liver Disease

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What is drug-induced liver disease? Readers Comments 25 Share Your Story Drug-induced liver diseases are diseases of the liver that are caused by physician-prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, hormones, herbs, ...

Barrett's Esophagus

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Barrett's Esophagus Symptoms Barrett's esophagus has no unique symptoms. Patients with Barrett's have the symptoms of GERD or acid reflux includes the following: nausea, vomiting, regurgitation (the presence of regurgitated stomach ...

Celiac Disease

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Celiac Disease Symptoms and Signs Celiac disease is an uncommon disease in which your immune system attacks the cells lining the small intestine. Signs and symptoms of celiac disease may include: diarrhea, bloating, gas (flatulence, ...

IBS-D (Irrititable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea)

IBS-D (Irrititable Bowel Syndrome with Diarrhea)0

IBS-D or irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea triggers may include: Fatty foods, for example, fatty meats and fatty dairy products Foods that contain high levels of fructose or sorbitol (often found in chewing gum) Fried foods Broccoli, onions, ...

Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study

Diet Supplement May Help Prevent Kidney Stones: Study0

MONDAY, Aug. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A dietary supplement may hold the power to dissolve a key component of kidney stones, potentially offering a new prevention tool against this painful condition, researchers say. It's too early to be sure ...

Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic Colitis and Collagenous Colitis)

Microscopic Colitis (Lymphocytic Colitis and Collagenous Colitis)0

What is colitis? Colitis means inflammation of the colon. The colon, also known as the large intestine or large bowel, constitutes the last part of the digestive tract. The colon is a long, muscular tube that receives digested food from the ...

Hiatal Hernia

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Hiatal Hernia What are Symptoms of Hiatal Hernia? A hiatal hernia is an abnormality where a part of the stomach slides up into the chest cavity, past the diaphragm. It is usually caused by a weakness of the diaphragm muscle. You may not have ...

Fatty Liver

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Symptoms of liver disease are caused by the underlying disease affecting the liver and may include: Easy bruising or bleeding Leg swelling Fatigue ...

Heartburn (Acid Reflux)

Heartburn (Acid Reflux)0

Heartburn is a common cause of a burning sensation in the chest and chest pain. Heartburn can be associated with symptoms such as: a sour taste in the mouth, dry cough, hoarseness, sore throat, and difficulty ...

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Intestinal Problems of IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Intestinal Problems of IBD)0

No special eating plan has been proven effective for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). But for some people, changing the foods they eat may help control the symptoms of IBD. There are no blanket food rules. Changes that help one person ...

Peptic Ulcer (Stomach Ulcer)

Peptic Ulcer (Stomach Ulcer)0

Bleeding ulcers are a big deal. Often having endoscopy is diagnostic and therapeutic. A gastroenterologist can use a fiberoptic camera to view the inside of the stomach and duodenum, searching for a source of bleeding. Symptoms of a bleeding ...

simethicone, Phazyme, Mi-Acid, Gas Relief, Mytab Gas, Gas-X, Gas-X Extra Strength

simethicone, Phazyme, Mi-Acid, Gas Relief, Mytab Gas, Gas-X, Gas-X Extra Strength0

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes PRESCRIPTION: No USES: Simethicone relieves abdominal pain due to excessive gas in the digestive tract. It also is given to patients undergoing upper abdominal ultrasound imaging. SIDE EFFECTS: Common side ...

hydrocortisone, rectal suppository, enema, foam, Cortifoam, Anusol-HC, Anucort-HC, Proctocort

hydrocortisone, rectal suppository, enema, foam, Cortifoam, Anusol-HC, Anucort-HC, Proctocort0

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hepatitis b vaccine  injection (Engerix-B, Recombivax HB)

hepatitis b vaccine injection (Engerix-B, Recombivax HB)0

PRESCRIPTION: No GENERIC AVAILABLE: No USES: Hepatitis B vaccine is used to prevent hepatitis B, a serious infection that affects the liver. Most children are given their first shot at birth, followed by a 2nd shot at 1-2 ...

Appendicitis

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Appendicitis Symptoms and Pain The main symptom of appendicitis is pain. Most people say the initial pain of appendicitis occurs around the middle portion of the abdomen. Another frequent symptom of appendicitis is loss of appetite ...

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)

Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (EPI)0

home / digestion center / digestion a-z list / exocrine pancreatic insufficiency epi article Medical Author: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhDDr. Charles "Pat" Davis, MD, ...

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