Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week is celebrated every year around the time of Thanksgiving to educate people about the signs and symptoms of the disease and what steps should be taken to treat or prevent its occurrence.
Fast food – You know it’s bad for you, and yet it can be very difficult to resist. This is probably due to easy availability, low cost and aggressive marketing. But have you really considered the extent of the harm done to your health by fast food consumption? Here’s a look at what happens to our bodies when we succumb to the temptation of eating fast food:
The scorching sensation in your chest that occurs after a heavy meal could be an indication that you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn – a common condition that most people have experienced at some point in their lives. It is caused by the upward flow of stomach juices into your esophagus. Sometimes the discomfort can be so disconcerting that you are left wondering whether or not you are having a heart attack!
Most people have experienced some sort of gastrointestinal disorder at some point in their lives. Such complaints are often successfully treated with the appropriate medication and dietary changes as well as ensuring complications like dehydration, anemia, or the spread of infection to other parts of the body does not occur.
Your gallbladder is a small pear-shaped organ that stores bile which helps in the digestion of fat. Sometimes, due to an improper diet or other factors, your bile may become thick and form gallstones which can cause bloating, pain, nausea, and vomiting. If the symptoms are very severe and frequent, surgical removal of your gallbladder may be necessary.
Obesity has reached alarming proportions in the US with over 41% of the population between the ages of 40 to 59 being diagnosed as obese. Whether it is because of genetic causes, unhealthy eating habits, or other circumstances beyond their control, millions of Americans are losing the battle of the bulge. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you can maximize your chances of success with these advanced weight loss systems:
Hepatitis C is a serious form of hepatitis that can cause significant liver damage. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) about 41,000 people in the US have acute hepatitis C and 3.9 million people have a chronic form of the disease. Here are some interesting facts about hepatitis C:
The video capsule endoscopy is a very powerful diagnostic tool that allows your gastroenterologist to examine your intestines for sources of bleeding or any other abnormality. It can be used to diagnose Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, small bowel polyps, and other gastrointestinal disorders.