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Hemorrhoid
Symptoms

How to Treat Hemorrhoids

More than half of all Americans develop hemorrhoids by age 50, and men and women are at equal risk. Here’s what to know.

Crohn's Disease
Symptoms

What You Need to Know About Crohn's Disease

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder that primarily affects the small intestine, but it also can affect any segment of the digestive tract, including the colon, anus, mouth, and stomach.

Stomach Pain
Treatment

3 Ways to Treat GERD

Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease is important because it can lead to serious complications, such as ulcers and esophageal cancer.

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Risk Factors

Causes and Symptoms of IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common—and frequently misunderstood—digestive disorders. One in five adults in the United States has symptoms, yet only a small number seek treatment.

Heartburn
Treatment

Heartburn and Other GERD Symptoms

GERD produces heartburn, indigestion, and regurgitation of undigested food from the stomach into the esophagus and mouth.