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How to Identify Heartburn Symptoms

Heartburn symptoms are usually suggestive of acid reflux or GERD. But they can also occur with intestinal motility and cardiac problems.

How to Use Dramamine for Nausea

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

Study: Hold the Meat to Avoid Colitis

A British study shows that diets high in meat, sulphur-rich foods, and alcohol are associated with an increased relapse risk for ulcerative colitis.

What Happens When Someone Has Acid Indigestion?

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...

When Heartburn Pains Should Be Taken Seriously

Heartburn pains are not uncommon, but when should they be taken seriously? This article looks at the heartburn symptoms that indicate a potentially more serious problem and when it is time to seek the help of a medical professional.

Tips to Finding Heartburn Cures That Work

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.

Endoscopic Assessment of Eosinophilic Esophagitis

A proposed system for endoscopically identified esophageal features of eosinophilic esophagitis defines common nomenclature and severity scores for the assessment of disease activity.

Most Common Cause of a Lower GI Bleed

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.

The Procedure for an Upper Endoscopy

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...

Tainted Tap Water Sickens 1.1 Million Each Year

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 & ...

What Are the Causes of Nausea & Lightheadedness?

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.