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Surgery Versus Drugs to Treat GERD

Surgery Versus Drugs to Treat GERD

Drugs known as proton pump inhibitors are usually the first therapy recommended to people with gastroesophageal reflux disease. Surgery is another option.

Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective

Constipation Treatments Are Equally Effective

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

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Taking Antacids May Be Risky

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.

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How to Find Relief for Indigestion

Over-the-counter remedies like antacid tablets are often sufficient for relief of indigestion, but recurrent or persistent symptoms require medical attention.

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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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7 Tips for Treating Constipation

For most adults, constipation isn’t a serious problem. However, left untreated, constipation can significantly affect quality of life and lead to complications.

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Managing Celiac Disease

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

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Are You Taking GERD Medications Correctly?

Drugs for acid reflux are most effective when used properly.

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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.

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3 Ways to Treat GERD

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