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What you need to know: Esophagus: The tube through which food reaches the stomach Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES): A muscular ring-like valve that opens to let food into the stomach ...
Diverticulosis: Characterized by the formation of pockets in the lining of the large intestine. Diverticulitis: The acute stage of diverticulosis, when the pockets are infected or inflamed.
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to crampy pain, gassiness, bloating, and changes in bowel habits. Read more
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) can be thought of as chronic heartburn. The term refers to the frequent backing up (reflux) of stomach contents (food, acid and/or bile) into the esophagus. ...
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