Diverticular Disease

diverticular.dis Diverticular Disease occurs when pouches called diverticula form when pressure builds inside the colon wall and become painfully inflamed. The most likely cause of diverticulitis is a low-fiber diet.  This disease can lead to serious complications; seek treatment right away

Ulcers

ulcer Ulcers are sores in the lining of the stomach or first part of the small intestine. They show up as unexplained stomach pain and are generally caused by the bacteria Helicobacter pylori (not stress). Note that they are worsened with

Irritable Bowel Disease

ibs Irritable Bowel Disease is the formal heading for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, conditions which can result in debilitating abdominal pain, diarrhea and anemia. It is caused by the immune system mistakenly attacking the GI tract and is treated with

GERD

gerd Gastrointestinal reflux: also known as GERD or heartburn (experienced twice or more weekly). Symptoms: Heartburn Dry cough Trouble swallowing Asthma Diagnosis: Based on symptoms experienced  more than twice per week PH monitoring tests Treatment: Acid-reducing medicine Lifestyle change Fundoplication surgery