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Dietary Restrictions for Ulcerative Colitis Control

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If you are searching for information about an ulcerative colitis special diet, you may find yourself very confused. Dietary restrictions for ulcerative colitis are not agreed upon by all healthcare professionals. Most doctors simply recommend that you eat a healthy well balanced diet and prescribe medications to control ulcerative colitis. Nutritional supplements are typically recommended...

Some Interesting Common Cold Statistics

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Common cold statistics provided by government agencies indicate that on the average children have six to ten colds per year, but some children have as many as twelve. Seeking treatment for a common cold is one of the leading causes of doctor visits, though doctors can do little to treat the illness. Antibiotics are ineffective and should not be taken for common cold prevention or treatment. Over...

Immune System Problems

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Problems with the immune system can be relatively minor, leading to frequent colds and other viral or bacterial infections. Or they can be major diseases. Certain lifestyle issues, such as poor diet and cigarette smoking, and even some prescription medications can cause you to have problems with your immune system function. Some diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, are believed to be caused by...

Severe Acid Reflux

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If not treated, severe acid reflux can result in some very serious problems. This is why managing acid reflux disease is so important. Here we look at some conditions that can be a result of severe acid reflux and also some suggestions for managing acid reflux disease. Severe acid reflux can lead to esophagitis. The esophagus is the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Muscles in...

Silent Acid Reflux

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Sometimes people do not realize that acid reflux is a problem for them. This may be referred to as silent acid reflux. A prescribed silent acid reflux remedy may be no different from those prescribed for common acid reflux, but diagnosis is sometimes more difficult. Many people believe that heartburn and acid reflux are synonymous, but in silent acid reflux, heartburn is frequently not a symptom...

Digestive Disorders: Facts And Figures

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Most people suffer from some sort of digestive disorders during their lifetime. It might be the common and less serious digestive system disorders like constipation, diarrhea, heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome or something more serious like acid reflux (GERD), ulcerative colitis and Chron’s disease. Digestive disorders and diseases affected 60 to 70 million Americans in 1996 according...

Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux

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Because prescription medications can sometimes have unwanted side effects, many people look for natural cures for acid reflux. In addition, most prescription medications were not designed to be taken for long periods of time, possibly while a person makes dietary and lifestyle changes which can be natural remedies for acid reflux. Herbal remedies for acid reflux are based on what herbalists know...

Digestive System Diseases and Nervous Disorders

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Conditions which affect the stomach, esophagus, bowel, colon, liver or pancreas are considered digestive system diseases and disorders. Many people wonder about nervous disorders that affect the digestive tract and conditions such as anxiety, depression, stress and emotional trauma may all aggravate symptoms, but it is unclear whether any of these cause digestive system diseases and disorders. In...

What Causes Health Problems to the Immune System?

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There is no simple answer to this question. There are a number of things that could be what causes health problems to the immune system. Immune system defense mechanisms can be weakened by a host of factors. Here we look at how the immune system functions and some of the issues that can lead to a compromised immune system. The first immune system defense that bacteria and other invaders encounter...

How Long Is the Common Cold Contagious?

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Among other questions that people have about the common cold. Many wonder how long is the common cold contagious and what to take to stop a common cold. The answer to “how long is a common cold contagious” is fairly simple. As long as the virus is present in nasal discharges, the cold is contagious. Scientists believe that there is more live virus present in nasal secretions between...

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