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Acid Reflux or Peptic Ulcer? Know the Difference

Acid reflux disease is the most common upper gastrointestinal disease in Western countries, affecting over seven million Americans alone. The condition occurs when gastric acid splashes up into the esophagus, causing damage. Another common GI conditi...

By Jennifer Mitchell Wilson
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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...

By Stephanie
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Q&A: Endoscopy for Ulcer?

I just got back from a Caribbean cruise on which I went to the bathroom and had watery, black stools. I was rushed to St Maarten Hospital and had an endoscopy where I was told that I had an ulcer in my stomach but that I needed to have another endosc...

By Todd Eisner