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Medical Reference Related to Digestive Disorders

  1. Eat Healthy to Avoid Constipation

    Avoid constipation by making lifestyle changes. Here's you how to stay regular every day.

  2. Frequently Asked Questions About Digestive Diseases

    Get answers to your questions about digestive problems - from hemorrhoids to reflux to celiac sprue -- from the experts at WebMD.

  3. The Basics of Heartburn and GERD

    WebMD explains the causes and treatments for heartburn and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

  4. Diarrhea: Why It Happens and How To Treat It

    Learn more from WebMD about the causes, complications, and treatment of diarrhea.

  5. What is Constipation?

    WebMD explains the causes of constipation, and how it is diagnosed and treated.

  6. Frequently Asked Questions About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    WebMD answers frequently asked questions about inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

  7. Tropical Sprue

    Important It is possible that the main title of the report Tropical Sprue is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...

  8. Proctitis

    Proctitis is a chronic inflammatory disease arising in the rectum and characterized by bloody diarrhea. There are two types of proctitis,ulcerative and gonorrheal,which are differentiated by the means in which they are contracted. Gonorrheal proctitis is transmitted through sexual contact. ...

  9. Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is a digestive disorder characterized by intolerance to dietary gluten,which is a protein found in wheat,rye,and barley. Consumption of gluten leads to abnormal changes of the mucous membrane (mucosa) of the small intestine,impairing its ability to properly absorb fats and additional nutrients during digestion (intestinal malabsorption). Symptom onset may occur during ...

  10. Crohn's Disease

    Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease characterized by severe,chronic inflammation of the intestinal wall or any portion of the gastrointestinal tract. The lower portion of the small intestine (ileum) and the rectum are most commonly affected by this disorder. Symptoms may include watery diarrhea,abdominal pain,fever,and weight loss. The symptoms of Crohn's disease can be ...

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