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Drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are usually the first therapy recommended to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgery is another option.
Recent research concluded that drugs used to treat chronic idiopathic constipation are comparable.
Do you use antacids such as Alka-Seltzer or Bromo Seltzer to relieve heartburn or a sour stomach? If so, you could be setting yourself up for gastric bleeding.
Over-the-counter remedies like antacid tablets are often sufficient for relief of indigestion, but recurrent or persistent symptoms require medical attention.
Here’s what works—and what doesn’t—for irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C) and chronic constipation.
For most adults, constipation isn’t a serious problem. However, left untreated, constipation can significantly affect quality of life and lead to complications.
Proper dietary management can reverse much of the damage caused by celiac disease.
Drugs for acid reflux are most effective when used properly.
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.
Treating gastroesophageal reflux disease is important because it can lead to serious complications, such as ulcers and esophageal cancer.