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Hemorrhoids - FAQs

Learn about the causes, treatment, and prevention of hemorrhoids, including the importance of increasing fiber in the diet. A list of high-fiber foods is provided.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Bloating, Belching and Intestinal Gas: How to Avoid Them

When gas and gas pains interfere with your daily activities, it may be an indication of something serious. Find out how to reduce or avoid gas and gas pains, and when you may need to see your doctor.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Dieting and Gallstones

This online document gives consumers basic information on gallstones and the effect of weight loss on this condition.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Digestive Health Tips

Here are some tips to help you reduce the symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). However, if you have persistent symptoms of heartburn and acid reflux, you need to see your doctor.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American College of Gastroenterology

Diverticulitis Diet

A diverticulitis diet gives your digestive system a chance to rest while your doctor treats your diverticulitis. A diverticulitis diet is not a treatment for diverticulitis.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Find a GI Endoscopist

Find physicians and surgeons in your area trained in GI endoscopic procedures of the digestive tract, such as endoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, and colonoscopy.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Gallstones

Gallstones are pieces of solid material that form in the gallbladder. This consumer health information fact sheet contains basic information about this digestive disorder.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Gastroenterologist Locator Service

If you are looking for a gastroenterologist , the AGA has provide this online service -- a listing of member gastroenterologists -- to assist you in locating one within your specific state.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

American Gastroenterological Association

Gastroenterology Physician Locator

Search this GI Physician Locator service to locate a physician member of the College in your area. Choose a state from the drop-down list to find doctor names, addresses, and phone numbers in your state or territory.

Review Date: March 13, 2013

American College of Gastroenterology

Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) Specialist Database

The purpose of this directory is to connect patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) to doctors around the world who are specializing in the treatment of this disease.

Review Date: October 31, 2014

Life Raft Group

Heartburn

Learn what causes heartburn and how to prevent it.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

Hemorrhoids: Overview

Learn how to relieve painful hemorrhoids and how to prevent constipation.

Review Date: December 27, 2012

American Academy of Family Physicians

IBS Diet

Diet, food and eating can affect symptoms in IBS. Many people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) notice that their symptoms appear to get worse following a meal. Find out what foods are best to avoid if you have been diagnosed with IBS.

Review Date: December 18, 2014

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Incontinence Treatment: Teaching Yourself to Live Without the Problem

Although the benefits of biofeedback vary from person to person, biofeedback and home strengthening exercises are a nonsurgical, non-invasive therapy option that has been shown to reduce symptoms for many people.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Incontinence: Talking to Your Doctor

If you see changes in your bowel control, the first step is to tell your doctor. Learn how to talk plainly about the problems you are experiencing so your doctor can help.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders

Irritable Bowel Syndrome in Children

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a digestive disorder that causes abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation--or some combination of these problems. IBS affects people of all ages, including children.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Lactose Intolerance

Frequently asked questions about lactose intolerance, the inability to digest significant amounts of lactose, the predominant sugar of milk.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Locate a Pediatric Gastroenterologist

Search for a pediatric gastroenterologist by doctor's name, city, state, or country.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Lower GI Series

A review of the purpose of a lower gastrointestinal (GI) series, including general preparation for the procedure. The lower GI series may show problems like abnormal growths, ulcers, polyps, and diverticuli.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Mayo Clinic: Gallstones

Read about gallstones: the risk factors, complications, treatments including alternative medicine, and prevention.

Review Date: December 17, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Smoking and Your Digestive System

This online fact sheet describes how the digestive system is affected by cigarette smoking. The fact sheet explains the ways in which smoking exacerbates or contributes to digestive diseases and conditions.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Teen Guide: Dealing with Crohn's and Colitis- (PDF)

If you have Crohn's Disease or colitis, learn how stress, nutrition and other factors can impact you.

Review Date: February 04, 2013

Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

What Foods Are Most Likely to Trigger a Diverticulitis Attack?

Follow these quick tips to help prevent attacks of diverticulitis.

Review Date: November 13, 2014

Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

What I Need to Know About Constipation

This easy-to-read consumer health information booklet contains basic information about the causes of constipation and provides nutrition advice for alleviating the problem.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

What I Need to Know About Gas

Everyone has gas. Learn how changing what you eat and drink can help prevent or reduce gas.

Review Date: February 19, 2013

NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases - NIDDK

Your Digestive System and How It Works

Digestion is the process by which food and drink are broken down into their smallest parts so the body can use them to build and nourish cells and to provide energy. This page provides an overview of the digestive system and how it works.

Review Date: December 04, 2012

NIH National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

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