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    • Esophageal Cancer Esophageal cancer is a disease in which malignant cells form in the esophagus. Risk factors of cancer of the esophagus include...learn more »
      In This Article
      Esophageal Cancer Article
      • Esophageal cancer facts*
      • What is the esophagus?
      • What is cancer?
      • What are the types of esophageal cancer?
      • What are esophageal cancer causes and risk factors?
      • What are esophageal cancer symptoms and signs?
      • How is esophageal cancer diagnosed?
      • What are the stages of esophageal cancer?
      • What is the treatment for esophageal cancer?
      • Surgery
      • Radiation therapy
      • Chemotherapy
      • Should people get a second opinion after an esophageal cancer diagnosis?
      • What are the side effects of treatment for cancer of the esophagus?
      • What follow-up care is necessary during recovery?
      • Where can people get support for esophageal cancer?
      • How can people with esophageal cancer participate in clinical trials?
      • Where can people find more information about esophageal cancer?
    • Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Gas or "intestinal gas" means different things to different people. Everyone has gas and eliminates it by belching or farting...learn more »
      In This Article
      Intestinal Gas (Belching, Bloating, Flatulence) Article
      • Intestinal gas facts
      • What causes belching?
      • What causes bloating?
      • What causes flatulence (gas)?
      • What are the causes of intermittent abdominal bloating/distention?
      • How is belching, bloating/distention, and flatulence evaluated?
      • How is excessive intestinal gas treated?
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a condition in which the acidified liquid contents of the stomach backs up into the...learn more »
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      Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Article
      • GERD facts
      • What is GERD (acid reflux)?
      • What causes GERD?
      • What are the symptoms of uncomplicated GERD?
      • What are the complications of GERD?
      • How is GERD diagnosed and evaluated?
      • Symptoms and procedures to diagnose GERD
      • GERD tests
      • How is GERD treated?
      • Lifestyle changes and GERD diet
      • GERD medications
      • GERD surgery
      • What is a reasonable approach to the management of GERD?
      • What are the unresolved issues in GERD?
    • Peptic Ulcer A peptic ulcer is an ulcer in the lining of the stomach, duodenum, or esophagus. Ulcer formation is related to Helicobacter...learn more »
      In This Article
      Peptic Ulcer Article
      • Peptic ulcer facts
      • What is a peptic ulcer?
      • What causes of peptic ulcers?
      • What are symptoms of peptic ulcers?
      • How is a peptic ulcer diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for peptic ulcers?
      • What are the complications of peptic ulcers?
      • Peptic ulcer summary
    • Pregnancy Planning Pregnancy planning is important to help prevent exposure of the mother and fetus to potentially harmful medications and...learn more »
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      Pregnancy Planning Article
      • Pregnancy planning facts
      • What is pregnancy planning and why is it important?
      • What are pregnancy symptoms?
      • What is a pregnancy calculator and calendar?
      • Who effective are home pregnancy tests?
      • How can diet and nutrition affect early pregnancy?
      • How does alcohol affect pregnancy?
      • How do high blood pressure and diabetes affect pregnancy?
      • What are examples of commonly-used medications that are dangerous in pregnancy?
      • How do kidney and heart disease affect pregnancy?
      • What infections affect pregnancy?
      • What inherited (genetic) diseases can play a role in pregnancy planning?
      • Is it safe to exercise during pregnancy?
      • Can I travel by air during pregnancy?
      • Can I have intercourse during pregnancy?
      • How soon after stopping birth control can I become pregnant?
      • How do we maximize our chances of becoming pregnant?
      • Can I do something to help my chances of conceiving a boy or a girl?
    • Reflux Laryngitis Acid backing up into the larynx (voice box), it causes reflux laryngitis. Irritation of the lining of the esophagus, larynx, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Reflux Laryngitis Article
      • Reflux laryngitis facts
      • Why does reflux laryngitis occur?
      • What are the typical symptoms of reflux laryngitis?
      • How are reflux laryngitis evaluated?
      • What are home remedies, OTC medications, and lifestyle changes (diet) that can help reflux?
      • What types of medications are used to treat reflux?
      • What are the difficulties in diagnosing reflux laryngitis?

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