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From irritable bowel syndrome to gastroesophageal reflux, many diseases can befall the digestive tract. Prevention and treatment tips can be found here.

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Hernia, Hiatal
A hiatal hernia is a protrusion of a portion of the stomach through the muscular ring at the junction of the esophagus and stomach.
 
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Crohn's disease is one type of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). In Crohn's disease, inflammation damages the whole wall of the colon, not just the superficial lining.
GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
Occasional heartburn can be a problem for anyone after a large, rich meal; but when it bothers you regularly (at least twice a week), it is considered to be symptomatic of gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD.
Hernia, Hiatal
A hiatal hernia is a protrusion of a portion of the stomach through the muscular ring at the junction of the esophagus and stomach.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome often involves alternating periods of constipation and diarrhea. Learn more about this common condition and what therapies Dr. Weil recommends.
Love Me, Love My Microbiome
One way to define human beings is as "vessels for our microbial inhabitants." To be healthy, keep them healthy. Here's how:
Peptic Ulcer Disease
Peptic ulcers are painful sores on the lining of the stomach, small intestine and esophagus that develop for a variety of reasons. Fear not - they're very treatable.
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A Cure for Crohn's Disease?

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Always Nauseated?

I am constantly nauseated. I've had every test and nothing turns up. What can I do?

Battling Stomach Bug?

I was diagnosed with H. Pylori eight years ago and did the antibiotic treatment, but the bacteria came back again. I am now trying to decide if I should try herbs and vitamins in an effort to eliminate the bacteria. Or do you recommend trying antibiotics once again? I don't like the side effects.

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