The latest news on digestive disorders
Early diagnosis can prevent serious organ damage from hemochromatosis and from associated illnesses.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) occurs in approximately 20% of the population in the U.S.
Since GERD is generally a chronic condition, often some form of treatment must continue indefinitely.
Lifestyle changes and appropriate medical treatment can make it possible for people to cope with GERD.
A number of diagnostic tests are used to confirm the presence of GERD.
The most common symptoms of GERD are pain in the chest and the regurgitation of bitter liquid.
The fewer and less severe the symptoms, the less likely GERD is to lead to serious complications.
One of the key goals in managing ulcerative colitis is to maintain remission of inflammation.
The goal of treatment is to reduce inflammation in the colon, ultimately resulting in remission.
The predominant symptom of ulcerative colitis is diarrhea, sometimes with blood in the stool.