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Posts Tagged ‘Indigestion’

Indigestion: Causes & Treatments

Treatment It depends on the cause of indigestion. If overeating is the cause of indigestion then enzyme tablets after meals will provide relief. If indigestion is associated with foul smelling flatulence, then drugs like metronidazole or tinidazole will help in reducing the symptoms. Gas Gas in the digestive tract varies from belching and bloating to flatulence and abdominal pain. Gas is rarely a sign of serious disease. For some people excessive gas is a regular problem, causing both embarrassment... 

Acid Reflux Disease

Acid Reflux goes by many names including heartburn and its medical name Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). If you suffer from Acid Reflux, you are not alone. Some 60 million Americans report symptoms at least once a month. Acid Reflux occurs when the lower oesophageal sphincter (LES), which normally closes after food passes through, remains open allowing acids from the stomach to back up into the oesophagus. Usually, Acid Reflux does not cause major complications but in some cases it can cause... 

Constipation

Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints.  It is a complaint of the patient and not a disease. Constipation has different meanings to different individuals. Most commonly, it refers to infrequent bowel movements, but it may also refer to a decrease in the volume or weight of stool, the need to strain to have a bowel movement, a sense of incomplete evacuation, or the need for enemas, suppositories or laxatives in order to maintain regularity of bowel movement.  

Anal fissure: Symptoms, causes & diagnosis

An anal fissure is a small tear or cut in the lining of the anus which can cause pain and/or bleeding. Symptoms Common symptoms include pain that is worse with bowel movements, burning in the anus, bleeding when passing stools, itching and/or a tearing sensation. Patients may try to avoid defecation because of the pain. Pain persists for some time after passing of stool.