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Digestive Disorders

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

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

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

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

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