Gallstones: A Common Digestive Problem

Nearly 1 million Americans are diagnosed with gallstones each year. Fortunately, only about a quarter of these people require treatment. People who experience symptoms from gallstones usually require gallbladder removal through surgery. Your physician will most likely recommend not treating your gallstones if you are not experiencing any symptoms. Your gallbladder is located on the…

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Managing Celiac Disease with a Gluten Free Diet

Celiac disease, also known as gluten intolerance, affects at least 1 in 133 Americans. Celiac disease is a digestive condition that is triggered by eating foods that contain gluten. Foods that primarily contain gluten are bread, pasta, cookies and other foods that contain wheat, barley or rye. People who have celiac disease have an immune…

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Ways to Control Symptoms of Heartburn

Heartburn occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter relaxes allowing acid to come up from the stomach and irritate the lining of the esophagus. Learning what causes your symptoms can help to alleviate the symptoms of heartburn. Some foods and drinks may be more likely to irritate or cause the lower esophagus sphincter to relax and…

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Constipation: Treating Starts with Understanding

If you suffer from constipation, you may not realize it, but you are most definitely not alone. In fact, constipation accounts for nearly 2.5 million physician visits per year; which makes it the most common digestive complaint, outnumbering all other chronic digestive conditions. Sufferers commonly use laxatives to treat their constipation symptoms; use of laxatives…

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