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Appendicitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

 The most common cause of abdominal pain resulting in surgery in the United States is appendicitis. While appendicitis can be acute or chronic, in most cases, it is acute and requires immediate medical attention. However, in most cases, abdominal pain isn’t going to...

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Ileostomy: What is it and how do you live with it?

 Advances in medical science are regularly responsible for saving or improving the lives of countless people. Diseases and conditions that were once thought impossible to overcome are now dispatched by doctors without much effort. Still, some of the most...

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Indigestion: Symptoms, Causes, Remedies, and Treatment

 What is Indigestion (Dyspepsia)?We all know the pain of an upset stomach. But when the stomach ache doesn’t go away, it can be a sign of a bigger issue. Indigestion is a very common condition that involves persistent and recurring pain or discomfort in...

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Need to Know: Zantac Recall

 Recently, the FDA has recently issued a warning and voluntary recall for certain antacid medications, specifically Zantac. While there isn't a mandatory recall, they are investigating certain ingredients that, when taken in large amounts, is now considered a probable...

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Barrett’s Esophagus: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

 What is Barrett’s Esophagus?When you swallow, the food you are eating travels down your throat through a tube-like chamber called the esophagus and into your stomach. In a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, the lining of the esophagus changes. The normal tissue...

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