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Gas in the Digestive Tract

Gas in the Digestive Tract Gas in the digestive tract is not a subject that most people like to talk about, but the truth is that all of us have it and must get rid of it in some way. Normally, the gas passes out through the rectum or is belched through the mouth. These […]

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American Gastroenterological Association: Helicobacter pylori

Helicobacter pylori Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is the scientific name of a bacteria that lives on or in the lining of the stomach. H. pylori was discovered about ten years ago. Since that time, it has been learned that the H. pylori bacteria can cause inflammation of the stomach lining, called gastritis. H. pylori infection […]

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American Gastroenterological Association: Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease Your stomach lining is a remarkably resilient membrane pitted with openings much like that of a sponge. It allows gastric juices as toxic as car battery acid to begin the digestion process. Peptic ulcer disease occurs when stomach acid penetrates the stomach and/or duodenal lining and causes sores or erosions that may […]