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Five Signs You Are Suffering From Acid Reflux

An occasional bout of heartburn is normal, but if you regularly suffer from persistent, uncomfortable hiccups and burping, it could be a sign of acid reflux disease. Here are symptoms that suggest you’d benefit from treatment.

Aug 4th, 2021
Improve Your Diet With These Basic Steps

Small improvements in what you eat can make a big difference in your health and well-being. Learn what you can do to improve your diet to benefit your gut and promote positive energy and a high quality of life.

Jul 7th, 2021
How Constipation Can Impact Your Overall Health

Constipation isn’t just uncomfortable, it can have a very real impact on your digestive health and overall well-being. Our experts discuss the possible health implications of untreated chronic constipation.

Jun 16th, 2021
IBS vs. IBD

The initials are similar, and the symptoms often are as well, but IBS and IBD are distinct digestive disorders. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) need different treatments, so it’s important to know the difference.

May 10th, 2021
Myths and Facts About Ulcerative Colitis

Many myths are associated with the inflammatory bowel disease known as ulcerative colitis. Here are the facts about what it’s really like to manage the disease.

Apr 8th, 2021
Who's at Risk for Colon Cancer?

Your risk for colon cancer greatly increases as you get older, but age isn’t the only thing that makes you more likely to develop the disease. Many other factors play a role.

Mar 9th, 2021
Three Types of Hepatitis and What to Do About Them

Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver, but it’s not just one disease. Depending on its origins, you may have acute symptoms that last only for the short term or symptoms that become chronic. Here’s more about the most common types of hepatitis.

Jan 5th, 2021
Understanding Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a serious inflammatory bowel condition that can be managed, but not cured. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed, here’s information to help you learn all you can about this condition.

Dec 1st, 2020
Which Special Diet Do I Need?

Your food and drink choices greatly affect your digestive health, so a quick reform of unhealthy habits can help you feel better. Some people benefit from a special diet that keeps their IBS, IBD, acid reflux, or other condition under control.

Nov 1st, 2020
Autoimmune Disorders That Cause Pancreatitis

The immune system is designed to keep your body healthy, but when it malfunctions, your body suffers. Autoimmune conditions can cause innumerable issues with your health, including inflammation of the pancreas, known as pancreatitis.

Oct 1st, 2020
What Causes GERD Symptoms?

GERD causes uncomfortable symptoms such as chronic heartburn, chest pain, and regurgitation of sour tasting liquid. Understand why these symptoms occur so you have a better chance of easing them.

Sep 3rd, 2020
When to See a Doctor About Abdominal Pain

The occasional stomach ache doesn’t require a doctor’s visit. It’s likely a mild condition that passes with rest, fluids, and a bland diet. But sometimes abdominal pain warrants medical attention. Read on to learn when you should call.

Jul 21st, 2020
Link Between Obesity and Hemorrhoids

Ways to prevent hemorrhoids include drinking water, eating fiber, exercising, and losing weight. Being overweight or obese makes it more likely you’ll develop the painful swollen veins in your rectum. Learn how body size is connected to hemorrhoids.

May 29th, 2020
Tips on How to Handle Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Living with irritable bowel syndrome can be unpredictable, painful, and frustrating. Specific strategies can help you manage this irritating, challenging condition. Learn what you can do to manage IBS and improve your quality of life.

Apr 21st, 2020
Chronic Constipation: Complications to Avoid

Most people experience constipation on occasion, but chronic constipation can affect your quality of life and your long-term health. Here’s why you should take chronic constipation seriously.

Mar 1st, 2020
The Best Treatment for Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes sores to form in your colon, causing irritation and pain. This chronic disease can be managed effectively so you can live a full, high-quality life.

Jan 31st, 2020
Food Triggers and IBS

IBS is not a one-size-fits-all condition, and triggers for the uncomfortable digestive symptoms vary widely from person to person. In general, though, certain foods are more likely to cause a reaction than others.

Jan 3rd, 2020
Common Triggers for Acid Reflux

If you experience acid reflux often, you may be able to control it by avoiding things that trigger your symptoms. Knowing what causes your reflux is a major step in preventing episodes of this painful, uncomfortable condition.

Nov 30th, 2019
Prepping for Your First Colonoscopy

A colonoscopy is a routine screening for colon cancer, but it’s a procedure that can loom large due to the uncomfortable preparation involved. Don’t avoid the procedure because of fear. Know what to expect and how to get yourself ready.

Oct 31st, 2019
Myths and Facts About Celiac Disease

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, not a food allergy, that can cause damage to your small intestine. This condition is often misunderstood, so read on to dispel some common myths and learn the facts about celiac disease.

Sep 30th, 2019
How Do I Know if I Have Hemorrhoids?

No one really talks about them, but hemorrhoids are incredibly common. The symptoms can sometimes feel quite serious, but hemorrhoids aren’t life-threatening and often go away on their own. Learn if your symptoms are hemorrhoid related.

Sep 4th, 2019
Understanding the Different Types of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a set of diseases that affect your liver. The variety of types have similar symptoms, but different treatments. Understand each disease so you can move forward with appropriate care.

Aug 2nd, 2019
What's the Difference Between Crohn's Disease and IBS?

IBS and Crohn’s are not the same. Irritable bowel syndrome is uncomfortable and life-altering, but it’s not life threatening. On the other hand, Crohn’s disease causes inflammation and ulcerations in the bowel that can lead to serious complications.

Jul 3rd, 2019
The Latest Treatments for Celiac Disease

When you have celiac disease, wheat and other gluten-containing products are off limits because they trigger an immune response that attacks your small intestine. New treatments can help alleviate the burden of living with this autoimmune condition.

Jan 9th, 2019
Holiday Travel Tips for Patients with IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can interfere with a lot of activities. Don’t let it control your holiday travel. Read on to learn how to manage potential triggers and digestive distress this season.

Dec 6th, 2018
How to Enjoy Thanksgiving When You Have Acid Reflux

Thanksgiving can be a tough day for people with acid reflux. If you’re prone to this digestive discomfort, take a few small precautions to enjoy your day and your meal without suffering the consequences later.

Nov 21st, 2018