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  1. Hiatal Hernia - Topic Overview

    If you have been told that you have a hiatal hernia,this topic will give you some basic information about it. A hiatal hernia sometimes happens along with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). And the symptoms of a hiatal hernia are usually caused by GERD. For more information about the symptoms of GERD and how to treat it,see the topic Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). What is a ...

  2. Bowel Obstruction - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about a bowel obstruction: What is an incarcerated hernia? Are there conditions with similar symptoms? What is ileus? Getting treatment: What is the treatment for a bowel obstruction caused by twisting of the intestine? What is the treatment for a bowel obstruction caused by inoperable cancer? Ongoing concerns: What do I need to know about living with an ostomy? ...

  3. Hemorrhoids - Other Treatment

    Learn about home treatment for hemorrhoids.

  4. Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older - Prevention

    Food poisoning is a common cause of diarrhea in children and adults. Most cases of food poisoning may be prevented by taking a few precautions when preparing and storing food at home.

  5. Crohn's Disease - Health Tools

    This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve Crohns Disease.

  6. Celiac Disease - Symptoms

    Symptoms of celiac disease occur from intestinal damage after eating foods containing gluten. Symptoms vary widely; they may be very mild and go completely unnoticed, or they may be severe and impact daily life.

  7. Cirrhosis: Sodium and Ascites - Topic Overview

    If you need to limit the amount of sodium in your diet,you should see a health professional to help you evaluate your current diet and target how much sodium you should have in your diet. Here are some questions to consider asking: I have cirrhosis. What can you tell me about how eating less sodium will help me? Isn't sodium found in all foods? Do I need a minimum amount of sodium? Can you ...

  8. Video Capsule Endoscopy - Topic Overview

    What is video capsule endoscopy? Video capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your small intestine for sources of bleeding. It may be especially helpful for diagnosing Crohn's disease. How is it done? For this procedure,you swallow a capsule that is less than an inch long (about 23 millimeters ). A technician attaches sensors to your chest and connects them to a data ...

  9. Rectal Problems - Check Your Symptoms

    If you or someone you know is experiencing rectal problems, this will help you check the symptoms.

  10. Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome and Peptic Ulcer - Topic Overview

    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome is a rare condition in which tumors called gastrinomas form in the pancreas or part of the upper small intestine (duodenum). The tumors secrete large amounts of a hormone called gastrin. Gastrin signals the stomach to produce more acid. At some point during their lives,90% to 95% of people with Zollinger-Ellison syndrome develop peptic ulcers,usually in the upper ...

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