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Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective
Treatment

Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective

Recent research concluded that drugs used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation are comparable.

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Tests

When to Have Your Next Colonoscopy?

Regular screenings are the best way to protect yourself from colon cancer. Here's why you should stick to the schedule recommended for your level of risk.

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Complications

What Is Gastroparesis?

Gastroparesis, or “paralyzed stomach,” occurs when a person’s stomach takes too long to empty into the small intestine. Here’s how to find relief.

Can Aspirin Lower Cancer Risk?
Risk Factors

Can Aspirin Lower Cancer Risk?

A daily aspirin, along with cancer screening and other lifestyle measures, may lower your risk for cancers of the digestive tract.

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Treatment

How to Manage IBS and Chronic Constipation

Here’s what works—and what doesn’t—for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic constipation.

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Symptoms

What Is Gastritis?

The symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this painful condition.

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Living With

Managing Celiac Disease

Proper dietary management can reverse much of the damage caused by celiac disease.

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Symptoms

Trouble Swallowing: Dysphagia 101

If you regularly have trouble swallowing, you may be experiencing dysphagia. Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of this disorder.

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Symptoms

IBD and Older Adults

Older adults tend to have inflammatory bowel disease symptoms that are more subtle, a less aggressive disease course and more frequent infections.

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Treatment

IBS Diagnosis and Treatment

Irritable bowel syndrome is difficult to diagnose because the disease causes no known physical abnormalities that doctors can identify through exams, imaging studies, or lab testing.