CHRONIC DIGESTIVE DISEASE

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chronic care and PCPs

How Your Primary Care Physician Can Help Manage Your Chronic Disease

Managing your chronic condition with the help of your primary care physician can improve your quality of life. At the same time, you can reduce your health care costs by preventing or minimizing the effects of a chronic disease.

hernia and heartburn

Could Your Acid Reflux Actually Be a Hernia?

Your reflux and the resulting heartburn may be simply because you ate a week’s worth of food in an afternoon. Reflux also could be caused by a hiatal hernia. Learn the causes of hiatal hernias.

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Acid Reflux: How To Know When You Need More Than Medicine

Do you take over-the-counter medicine for heartburn? If you’re taking antacids or H2 blockers more than once a week to ease your pain, there may be a better, long-term solution for your symptoms.

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Research Uncovers a Missing Link in Crohn’s Disease Treatment

A study led a UH researcher is looking at the role played by fungi in the development and aggravation of Crohn’s disease.

acid reflux

The Best and Worst Foods for Acid Reflux

A hot burning in the chest, a bitter taste in the throat, a gassy bloating in the stomach – acid reflux is no picnic. What you eat, however, can make the difference between sweet relief and sour misery.

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