Ascites is excess fluid in the space between the membranes lining the abdomen and abdominal organs. WebMD provides illustrations and information on various conditions associated with ascites.
Information on swallowing problems, potential causes, diagnosis, and how they are treated.
Digestive Problems and Ultrasound Testing
Ultrasound imaging can help diagnose a wide range of digestive diseases and gastrointestinal problems. Find out more.
Nausea and Vomiting
Find out what causes nausea and vomiting -- and tips for preventing it.
What Is Peptic Ulcer Disease?
WebMD explores peptic ulcer disease, including its causes and treatment.
WebMD looks at the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments for gallstones.
Inherited Liver Diseases
A look at inherited liver diseases, such as hemochromatosis and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.
What Is Portal Hypertension?
Portal hypertension is an increase in the blood pressure within a system of veins called the portal venous system. Learn more.
Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (Silent Reflux)
WebMD explains laryngopharyngeal reflux, sometimes called ''silent reflux,'' which causes backup of stomach acid into the throat and larynx and is common in infants. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
What Is Gastroparesis?
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach can't empty food properly. Learn what causes this disease and how it's treated from experts at WebMD.