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What medical condition is ibs?

What medical condition is ibs?

IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. Ibs is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (ibd), which includes crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In ibs, the structure of the bowel is not abnormal. ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Gerd (Definition)

It is normal to have some gastroesophageal reflux (ger). It becomes a disease( gerd) when it causes organ damage (imflammation of the esophagus, or barrett's esophagus), it has a significant negative impact on your life, or requires dependence ...Read more


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Is myofascial pain syndrome a serious condition that needs medical attention?

Is myofascial pain syndrome a serious condition that needs medical attention?

Needs attention: It can be quite uncomfortable. You can develop horrible migraine headaches and suffer needlessly. Eventually, you can develop problems in the joints themselves. Absolutely address this as a arlymas possible. ...Read more

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What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

What medical conditions cause fibromyalgia?

See below: I have seen people with liver problems (hepatitis) have fibromyalgia. Persons with infections like lyme disease may sometimes have fibromyalgia symptoms. People with depression often have fibromyalgia. It is known that persons (usually women) with a history of physical or sexual abuse either as children or adults have a higher propensity to fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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I'm wondering are gallstones a serious medical condition?

I'm wondering are gallstones a serious medical condition?

Not usually: Many will have gallstones and have no abdominal symptoms. Rarely serious issues will occur such as pancreatitis or bile duct obstruction with jaundice. Usually it is an elective option for laparoscopic surgery to remove the gallbladder if you are having abdominal symptoms from gallstones. ...Read more

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Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Is ibs(irritable bowel syndrome) a true medical condition ?

Yes.: In ibs, the bowel looks normal, even under the microscope. But it reacts to stimuli differently than normal bowel does. For instance, distention that does not cause pain in a normal bowel can cause a great deal of pain in someone with ibs. There is ongoing research on this. ...Read more

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Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Please describe the medical condition called gout ?

Gout.: Gout comes from a problem with the body's handling of uric acid, leading to uric acid crystals accumulating in the fluid within joints. The body's inflammatory response to these crystals results in episodes of severe pain in the joints involved. Usually starts with a first episode at the base of the big toe; subsequent bouts can occur in other joints. ...Read more

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Is there a medical condition that systematically mimics other medical complaints?

Is there a medical condition that systematically mimics other medical complaints?

Malnutrition: Many people in america do not think of vitamin, mineral, and protein malnutrition, but it exists. With such, we see bone fractures, dementia, depression, infertility, skin disorders, etc. Multiple sclerosis is usually difficult to diagnosis, and may have false labels for years. Sprue disorders and allergies are often given gastrointestinal labels, without relief by classic care. ...Read more

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Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Is anyone familiar with esophagitis and GERD gastroeosophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Esophagitis is damage to the lining of the esophagus caused by stomach acid coming up past a failing valve at the top of the stomach, called gerd. Acid medicines can reduce the pain and much of the damage to the esophagus, but they do not stop the stomach fluid from coming up. Gerd is often associated with hiatal hernias and this can be repaired with anti-reflux surgery. ...Read more

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Is hashimoto a medical condition?

Is hashimoto a medical condition?

Hashimoto's: Thyroiditis is a generally painless inflammation of the thyroid that is caused by an immune predisposition. Multiple episodes can eventually cause enough damage to the thyroid that you develop hypothyroidism. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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What medical conditions can mimick symptoms of excersised induced asthma ?

What medical conditions can mimick symptoms of excersised induced asthma ?

Vocal cord dysfcn: The first condition that comes to mind is vocal cord dysfunction, where they close creating a blockage of the airway when you are trying to get air. It takes working with a speech pathologist to learn how to relax the voice box during these sporadic events, that can strike suddenly during exercise. ...Read more

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Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Could acupuncture cure a medical condition known as chronic tensin headache?

Acupuncture: May not "cure" chronic tension headaches but it can be a safe, effective way to treat them. The effects of acupuncture can also help to prevent them. Take care. ...Read more

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Can palpatation be a symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Can palpatation be a  symptonsof gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Yes: Rarely indigestion can lead to gas and palpitations but this has to be a diagnosis of exclusion. ...Read more

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How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

How does a gastroenterologist treat GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease)?

Same: eat small meals, loose wt., no smoking, no caffein. soda and avoid fatty meals. ...Read more

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Is costochondritis a ongoing condition like diabetes ?

Is costochondritis a ongoing condition like diabetes ?

No: No, it is not a chronic condition. Costochondritis is an inflammatory condition that involves the part of the rib where the cartilage and bone join. It usually will resolve or respond to treatment. It is not a chronic condition like diabetes is. ...Read more

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Is heartburn a serious condition?

Is heartburn a serious condition?

It can be: Heartburn is a common condition, affecting millions of americans. Most of the time this is mild and not serious, but heartburn can dramatically affect quality of life such as by reducing effective sleep. It can lead to complications such as strictures in the esophagus (swallowing tube) and even increase the risk of esophageal cancer. ...Read more

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Is copd a serious condition ?

Is copd a serious condition ?

Not always,: depending on symptoms, measurement of lung function, and need for various medications and Oxygen. Basically, one can divide the degrees of severity from mild, moderate to severe and finally end-stage. Good question. ...Read more

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Helicobacter pylori causes other health issues, true?

Helicobacter pylori causes other health issues, true?

Unclear question: H pylori may be asymptomatic, may cause gastritis, peptic ulcer and stomach cancer. See this site for more info. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/h-pylori-helicobacter-pylori. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Heartburn (Definition)

A painful burning sensation in the esophagus, just below or behind the breastbone. The pain often rises in your chest and may radiate to ...Read more