stomach,intestine & Digestive disease : Health & Medical
What are the management options for patients who develop hepatitis B virus antiviral drug resistance during treatment with lamivudine? Emmet B. Keeffe, MD, MACP, discusses the issues.
Dramamine is an over-the-counter medication that is traditionally used to treat the various symptoms that are associated with motion sickness. These include, but are not limited to, dizziness, nausea and vomiting. However, dramamine can also be used to curb mild nausea associated with other illnesse
IntroductionIndigestion is a term used to describe the symptoms associated with discomfort in your upper abdomen. Acid indigestion is a term used when these symptoms originate from issues with stomach acid. Acid indigestion is usually felt as a burning sensation deep in your...
Heartburn is natural and there are many natural heartburn cures . Heartburn is an incredibly uncomfortable condition to have to suffer through and any reprieve one can find would be well received. Of course, this yields the obvious question in regards to what type of heartburn cures are out there.
What are the common causes of liver injury? This study looks at liver complications that can occur in patients taking antimicrobials.
Bleeding from anywhere in the body means that there is a problem, an injury or trauma. Having a bleed in the lower GI tract is no different. Bleeding in the intestines can be dangerous, and a sign of a serious problem. It requires immediate medical attention.
Researchers looked at recurring infections caused by C. difficile bacteria
Before an EndoscopyIf you are having upper digestive tract problems, your physician may order an upper endoscopy for you. An upper endoscopy can help identify the causes of nausea and vomiting, severe heartburn and swallowing disorders and check for inflammation, ulcers or tumors. During...
Large randomized trials suggest that exposure to ribavirin is a significant predictor of sustained viral response (SVR) in chronic hepatitis C patients. How likely is SVR in HCV genotype 1 patients?
Two new studies are making waves in the tap versus bottled water debate. The first study shows that the pipes that ferry drinking water from public wells to home taps may let in viruses that cause more than a million cases of stomach illness every year. It’s published in Environmental Science & ...
Nausea is the sensation of discomfort that occurs before vomiting. Lightheadedness, or the feeling that you're going to faint, is sometimes associated with nausea. Because many conditions can trigger these symptoms, the cause of nausea and lightheadedness can only be determined by a doctor.
This new article underscores the importance of counseling patients with IBD desiring to have children, given that some of the drug therapies used to treat the disease could cause infertility.