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An Introduction to Peptic Ulcers

Ulcers can be caused by medications such as Non-steriodal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) or corticosteroids but the most common cause is a bacteria known as H-Pylori. It is important for the doctor to know the cause of the ulcer as the cause dictates t...
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I Want Candy!!

There is often talk about candy and reflux. Should my child with reflux be allowed to excessively eat candy on Halloween? Should I eat the leftover candy? Will something cause my reflux to flare? Is it worth it? For most of us indulging in too much o...
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Dealing With Heartburn and Reflux During Pregnancy

During pregnancy it seems like all the rules change. You begin to think about everything that you put into your body but at the same time your body is changing so dramatically that each day seems to bring a new issue, thought or concern. Most women e...
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The Difference Between Gastritis and GERD

By definition gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining (gastro = stomach, it is = inflammation). For years, I thought gastritis and reflux (GERD) were pretty much the same thing. Recently though, I’ve been reading more about gastritis and how ...
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