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Understanding Celiac Disease

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Celiac disease is a common gastroenterological condition which impacts many people in Texas and around the world. People with celiac disease are unable to process gluten, which is a common protein found in many types of foods, including wheat, rye, and barley. When someone with Celiac disease consumes foods that contain gluten, their body mistakenly treats this gluten as a …

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Information about Diarrhea Causes and Treatments from AGS Texas

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Diarrhea is a common condition which describes loose and watery bowel movements. Most people will get diarrhea a few times a year, and in general it is not a very serious condition. Diarrhea will usually only last two to three days, and if needed can often be treated with over the counter medications. However, in some cases diarrhea may be …

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An Overview of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease, otherwise known as IBD, is a medical condition involving inflammation of the digestive tract. IBD can include both Crohn’s disease as well as ulcerative colitis and can cause significant symptoms including abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and significant pain. In severe cases, IBD can even cause life threatening complications. The causes of IBD are not yet certain. Researchers …

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Understanding and Treating Pancreatitis

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The pancreas is located behind the stomach, near the large intestine. It is a gland which has several very important functions in the body. The pancreas is responsible for releasing digestive enzymes, which are used by the digestive system to help process food. The pancreas also releases insulin and glucagon, both of which are hormones that are vital to helping …

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What are Gallstones? AGS Texas Explains This Condition

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Your gallbladder is a small sac located under your liver, which your body uses to store bile. Bile is a substance created by the liver which helps your body process and digest fats. Bile moves from the gallbladder to the small intestine, where is it used the digestive process. As your body works to create and use bile, gallstones may …

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How to Manage and Treat Diverticulitis

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Diverticulitis is a gastroenterological condition impacting the large intestine. Also known as the colon, the large intestine is responsible for storing and eliminating food waste in the human body. As a person ages, pressure from within the colon can cause bulging sacks or pockets of tissue to push out from the walls of the colon. These are called diverticula. In …

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3 Health Tips for Colon Cancer Prevention

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Colon cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed forms of cancer in the united states. This year, The American Cancer Society estimates that more than 50,000 people will die from colon cancer. On average, experts estimate that an American has roughly about a 5% chance of developing colon cancer in their lifetime. These statistics should be alarming and concerning …

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What Causes Rectal Bleeding? Causes of Blood in Stool and Digestive Bleeding

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Rectal bleeding of any type can be a cause for concern. If you discover blood in your stool, or suspect you are suffering from bleeding in your digestive tract, you should generally seek medical help and the advice of a local gastroenterologist in Arlington TX as soon as possible. Fortunately, in many cases the causes of rectal or GI bleeding …

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What Causes Heartburn? Common Heartburn Causes

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Heartburn is a common condition that impacts many Americans. Heartburn is typically caused when stomach acid enters the esophagus, causing the burning feeling most people associate with heartburn. Generally, when you swallow foods and drinks, your lower esophageal sphincter allows food into your stomach, while preventing acid from entering into your esophagus. The lower esophageal sphincter is like a circular …

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Why do People Vomit Blood? Causes of Blood in Vomit

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Vomiting blood, also called hematemesis, refers to the presence of substantial amounts of blood in the vomit. Vomiting blood is a very scary experience and will cause many people a great deal of concern. If you or a loved one have vomited blood recently, you should be aware that this can be a sign of serious illness. You should visit …