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What to Eat and Avoid If You Have GERD
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What to Eat and Avoid If You Have GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects about 20% of the American population. This is a condition in which the stomach contents regularly move back up the food pipe. This regurgitation is usually long-term, and can result in uncomfortable symptoms, including heartburn and pain in the upper abdomen. The severity of the condition often relates to...

Hemorrhoids: Symptoms, Treatment and Diagnosis
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Hemorrhoids: Symptoms, Treatment and Diagnosis

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. By the age of 50, around half of adults will have experienced the symptoms of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids develop within the anus or rectum, and external hemorrhoids develop outside of the...

Are You Lactose Intolerant? Listen Up.
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Are You Lactose Intolerant? Listen Up.

If you thought you were the only one not feeling good after eating dairy products: you’re not alone. You could be having symptoms of lactose intolerance, which is very common. It’s thought to affect around 75% of the world’s population. People with lactose intolerance experience digestive problems when they eat dairy, which can have a...

Heartburn Drug Trials for COVID-19: A New Treatment?
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Heartburn Drug Trials for COVID-19: A New Treatment?

With news for a treatment for the novel coronavirus always circulating, there’s no shortage of possibilities. The rapidly growing list of treatments for COVID-19 includes an unlikely candidate: famotidine, the active compound in the over-the-counter heartburn drug called Pepcid. Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who received famotidine were twice as likely to survive the virus, according to...

Obesity: The Common Denominator in Many COVID-19 Cases
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Obesity: The Common Denominator in Many COVID-19 Cases

Every day, it seems that something new is discovered about the novel COVID-19: whether it’s new cases, medical developments or a change in laws.  Research has unearthed the possibility that elderly and obese people are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19. With the United States containing some of the most obese people in the...

The Underlying Truths About Constipation
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The Underlying Truths About Constipation

Constipation – why does it happen to me? Many things including your diet, underlying health issues, and medications can cause constipation. If you suffer from this digestive disorder, you’re not alone. Constipation is a common digestive problem and affects up to 42 million Americans.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome –What Is It?
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome –What Is It?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is a common but serious condition that inflicts up to 45 million people in the United States. To put that into perspective… that’s more people than the entire population of California. In fact, up to 10 percent of the world’s population may suffer from IBS, making it one of the most common digestive issues.

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