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What is a peptic ulcer?

A: A peptic ulcer is a raw area on you that happens in your gastro intestinal tract as a consequence of erosion from acidic gastric juices. they may occur in your oesphagus, stomach or duodenum. They may be single or multiple and usually measure about 10 to 25 millimetres across and about 0.25 mm deep. Typical symptom is gnawing pain in your abdomen when stomach is empty. Many persons found to have a peptic ulcer suffer no symptoms, but a greater number complain about burning or gnawing pain in their abdomen which can wake at night. Other symptoms include ;loss of appetite, belching, feeling bloated, weight loss, nausea and vomiting. The commonest complication is bleeding from the ulcer sometimes causing vomiting of blood (haematemesis) and black faeces and is a medical emergency. Antacid...


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What is infuzema?

A: u mean influenzaInfluenza, commonly known as the flu, is an infectious disease that infects birds and mammals (primarily of the upper airways and lungs in mammals) and is caused by an RNA virus of the Orthomyxoviridae family (the influenza viruses). The most common and characteristic symptoms of influenza in humans are fever, pharyngitis (sore throat), myalgia (muscle pains), severe headache, coughing, and malaise (weakness and fatigue).[1] A cold and a ''stomach flu'' are very different from a flu. Influenza can be far more severe than the common cold and can even lead to death. Influenza and the common cold are caused by very different viruses. Gastroenteritis is commonly called "stomach flu" or "24 hour flu"; but that is a misnomer as it is not connected with actual...


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Cause of heartburn

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You would like to know the cause of heartburn. Heartburn is a symptom that appears due to stomach issues such as gastritis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, etc. Hiatal hernia is a condition where part of the stomach is passing through the diaphragm up into the chest cavity, and the part of the stomach may be due to a short esophagus so the stomach is pulled up or simply part of the stomach passes through the hiatus and presses over the esophagus. In this condition the esophageal sphincter may be incompetent so food or acid is released up towards the esophagus causing the heartburn. In gastritis the stomach lining is inflamed due to underlying Helicobacter pylori infection, which make the lining more vulnerable to the effect of the acid....


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Various treatments and symptoms of IBS

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You want to know the cause to the symptoms that you experience. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause, with predomination of diarrhea or constipation. Several conditions may present themselves as IBS such as celiac disease, fructose malabsorption, mild infections, parasitic infections like giardiasis, several inflammatory bowel diseases, functional chronic constipation, and chronic functional abdominal pain, so all of these conditions should be excluded before the diagnosis of IBS is made. In case of IBS with predominant diarrhea antispasmoids and serotonin antagonists are...


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Various symptoms and treatments for IBS

A: Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you. You want to know the cause to the symptoms that you experience. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional bowel disorder characterized by chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating, and alteration of bowel habits in the absence of any detectable organic cause, with predomination of diarrhea or constipation. Several conditions may present themselves as IBS such as celiac disease, fructose malabsorption, mild infections, parasitic infections like giardiasis, several inflammatory bowel diseases, functional chronic constipation, and chronic functional abdominal pain, so all of these conditions should be excluded before the diagnosis of IBS is made. In case of IBS with predominant diarrhea antispasmoids and serotonin antagonists are...


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Switching to Lexiva/Telzir, Norvir and Truvada

A: Response from Dr. Young Thanks for your post and kind words. With the arrivals of atazanavir (Reyataz) and fosamprenavir (Lexiva, Telzir), we''re seeing a resurgence in the use of first-line protease inhibitors. The proposed regimen of fosamprenavir/ritonavir with Truvada (tenofovir/FTC) has had limited prospective clinical trials, but preliminary pharmacokinetic analyses as well as fairly extensive clinical experience would predict this to be a highly effective and well tolerated regimen. It can be taken all at the same time. Truvada can certainly be considered a modern combo nucleoside pill-- Combivir was clearly the first in this type of medication. The major difference is that Truvada can be dosed once-daily, whereas Combivir must be dosed twice a day. Yes,...


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Prilosec - I currently went to the dr and nexium was given to me for my acid reflux I am currently?

A: 6 Mar 2012 Taking two Over-the-counter Prilosec OTC would be an overdose please do not do that before you consult a doc. 40mg Prilosec would require a prescription. Take care, best wishes! Votes:+0CommentVote upReport Mary6320096 Mar 2012 May I ask why you would want to take two? Is it not controlling the heartburn or GERD you are having? If not, doubling the dose is not going to help, & you may have something else going on there. Please let your doctor know about this. I take omprazole which is similar at 20mg FIRST thing when I wake up in the morning. It is time released so it helps for all day. Also be aware of long term use of thiese type of drugs(proton inhibitors) can cause an increase in the rate of femur fractures... Mary...


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Symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders

A: According to the symptoms you reported (loss of appetite, nausea after eating, high liver count), you might be experiencing a gastrointestinal disorder. Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) is less likely because it is usually accompanied with upper abdominal pain below the right ribcage which was not reported by you. More likely is that you might be experiencing gastritis (inflammation of the stomach). There might be several causes for gastritis including excessive production of gastric acid and presence of certain bacteria called Helicobacter pylori in the stomach. You might want to visit a specialist for the gastrointestinal tract for a physical examination. If needed, gastroscopy (visualization method for the upper gastrointestinal tract) would be recommended. Blood tests...
 
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