Acid Reflux

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Acid reflux (or gastroesophageal reflux) is a stomach content backflow occurring upward into the individual’ esophagus. The stomach lining protects the person’s stomach from its own acid effects. Because the individual’s esophagus is lacking a similar protective lining, stomach acid which refluxes into it results in damage, inflammation, and pain. Acid refluxes at the time […]

Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Gastrointestinal Bleeding can happen anywhere along gastrointestinal (digestive) tract from the person’s mouth to the anus. It can appear as vomit or blood in the stool, or can be occult (hidden) and found only by performing tests. The symptoms of Gastrointestinal Bleeding may include hematemesis (vomiting up blood), hematochezia (visible rectum blood), and melena (passing […]

Metabolic Alkalosis

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Metabolic Alkalosis is a medical disorder, where the blood becomes alkaline due to improperly high bicarbonates levels. Metabolic Alkalosis progresses when the person’s body loses too much acid. For instance, significant stomach acid amounts are lost during prolonged vomiting periods or when stomach acid is suctioned with a stomach tubes (sometimes, performed in hospitals). Rarely, […]

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