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Acid Reflux Defined

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Acid reflux, or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), occurs when acid in the stomach “leaks” into the esophagus. Learn more about natural treatments and remedies for heartburn.

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What Are Gallstones?

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For most people diagnosed with a “bad gallbladder,” the problem is usually gallstones. Learn more about gallstones and how to prevent and treat them.

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What Causes Ulcerative Colitis?

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The specific cause of ulcerative colitis is unclear, but this inflammatory bowel disease seems to be hereditary and usually begins between the ages of 15 and 40. Find out more about what can trigger the inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis.

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Do-It-Yourself Food Allergy Tests

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One way to determine if you have food allergies is to keep a detailed chart of everything you eat, drink, and are exposed to, along with the time of exposure, any symptoms you experience, and when the symptoms occur. You can also use a pulse test.

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Stomach Ulcer Types, Symptoms, and Causes

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Stomach (peptic) ulcers and small intestine (duodenal) ulcers are sores in the lining of the digestive tract. Find out more, whether you’ve just been diagnosed with a stomach ulcer or you need more information on the symptoms of stomach ulcers

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What Causes Diarrhea?

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To stop diarrhea, you first need to know what causes diarrhea. Learn about the triggers that could be causing your diarrhea symptoms and discover natural remedies to overcome these problems.

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You've (Hopefully) Got Some Gall

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If you ask most doctors about bile, the common response would be that it’s a digestive fluid put out by the liver that aids in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins. However, research indicates that your body’s ability to regenerate liver tissue depends on signals that there is an imbalance in bile levels.

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Nausea Defined

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Nausea is a sick, queasy feeling in the pit of your stomach that often ends with vomiting. You need to determine the particular reason for your nausea for effective treatment.

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Celiac Disease Symptoms Identified

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The symptoms of celiac disease can vary widely because many different nutrient deficiencies can develop due to celiac disease. Read about the wide array of celiac disease symptoms as well as other conditions associated with celiac disease.

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What Causes Celiac Disease?

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If you have symptoms of celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is very important to be familiar with your family's medical history. Learn more about the strong genetic component to celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.

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Diarrhea Defined

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Diarrhea is indicated by any sudden increase in the amount or wateriness of your stool, or an increase in the frequency of your bowel movements to more than three per day. Learn more about diagnosing and treating diarrhea.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Defined

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a complex digestive problem that affects somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of the U.S. population. Learn more about irritable bowel syndrome symptoms and natural remedies to treat IBS.

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How Can I Relieve Gas?

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Excessive gas is usually caused by an intestinal tract that is too alkaline. Learn how to relieve gas and restore digestive health by re-acidifying your digestive system with digestive enzymes.

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