Peptic Ulcer Information
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Peptic Ulcer

Most peptic ulcers will heal if the body's production of stomach acid can be adequately suppressed, or, when the cause is an H. pylori infection, if the infection is treated and wiped out. Otherwise, peptic ulcers will regularly recur. More »

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Crohn's Disease Information
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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease appears to be caused by an abnormal inflammatory response: Researchers hypothesize that the immune system overreacts in response to an allergen, a bacteria or virus, a genetic reaction, or a defective signal from the body's own cells, and causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. More »

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GERD

The central cause of reflux is a weak barrier between the esophagus and stomach. The muscle ring at the junction of the stomach and the esophagus—the lower esophageal sphincter—relaxes or fails to close properly under pressure from stomach contents, which leak backwards. More »

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Information
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome

A person with irritable bowel syndrome—also called nervous or spastic colon—has a colon that appears to be normal, but it just doesn't work right. Symptoms include, abdominal pain, gassiness, a feeling of being bloated, and constipation or diarrhea. More »

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