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Stomach Ulcer

What Causes Stomach Ulcers? Typical Culprits

Having a peptic ulcer makes even a simple meal an uncomfortable experience. Knowing what causes stomach ulcers helps you to understand your illness better as well as the various methods to use to treat it....(more)

Control the Burn: Diet Pointers for Peptic Ulcer Sufferers

A peptic ulcer is a small ulcer located in the stomach or upper intestine. If you have a peptic ulcer, you already know how much pain it causes. Here are some peptic ulcer diet tips to help control the pain....(more)

Tips for Managing Stomach Bleeding Due to Ulcers

Stomach ulcers used to be a cliche of the high-powered corporate world. A man with an ulcer often thought of it as a badge of pride and a demonstration of his forcefulness and ambition. Medical science, however, proved that women and even children could also experience stomach ulcers. These issues are actually caused by bacteria, but can be worsened by stress and diet. Though no one should diagnose themselves or avoid medical advice and treatment if they have been diagnosed with an ulcer, there are ways to manage stomach bleeding and other effects of ulcers....(more)

Understanding Peptic Ulcer Perforation

If you suffer from an acidic stomach, this can lead to problems like heartburn and acid reflux. A more severe result of excessive acid production is a peptic ulcer. These are painful and difficult to live with at the best of times, but a peptic ulcer perforation will make matters far worse. A perforated ulcer requires surgery to treat and can be very serious, so if you have a stomach ulcer it is best to stay well informed....(more)

Diagnosis

Common Causes of Chronic Heartburn and Indigestion

Heartburn is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints; it is estimated that over 40 percent of Americans have heartburn and/or indigestion at some point in life. While a temporary bout with the uncomfortable sensations of heartburn isn't too much to worry about, reoccurring heartburn- defined as more than once every two weeks- can be an indication of more serious health-related issues. It's important to understand the causes of chronic heartburn and indigestion in order to avoid triggering the symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort. Here are some of the most common reasons you may suffer from heartburn....(more)

Acid Reflux: Symptoms and Testing

Acid reflux disease is a condition that causes stomach acid to irritate the lining of the esophagus. This is often a result of excessive acid production or a malfunction of the esophageal sphincter. To prescribe the appropriate treatment, a doctor must first perform acid reflux tests to diagnose the exact cause of your discomfort....(more)

Triggers and Causes of Daily Heartburn

Heartburn is uncomfortable and annoying if it occurs every once in a while, but if daily heartburn causes you problems there could be something more serious going on. Regular daily heartburn may indicate an underlying problem that needs to be treated. Here are some common triggers and causes of daily heartburn....(more)

Child Heartburn

Nexium for Children with Heartburn

People of all ages are subject to getting heartburn or acid reflux. The question is how to treat it. There are many medicines on the shelves for this condition. Nexium is a safe treatment for child heartburn....(more)

Understanding Kids Acid Reflux

Kids acid reflux is described as the upward motion of the contents within the stomach into the kid's esophagus and even possibly out of the mouth. It is also known as GERD or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease. While this disease is most common in adults, kids are also known to suffer from this condition. A lot of research has been done on this topic, which has allowed doctors to better diagnose and treat the condition in both adults and children....(more)

Acid Reflux: Recognizing the Symptoms in Infants

Acid reflux can occur at any age, and this means that even your infant child can experience acid reflux. If your baby is having trouble nursing, fussy after eating, burping, spitting up, or losing weight rather than gaining it, the baby is likely showing signs of acid reflux. Thus, if you are concerned that your infant is suffering from acid reflux and do not know how to go about helping your baby, then continue reading about acid reflux infants for solutions to this common problem....(more)

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Dr. Carson Liu

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Board certified in General Surgery, Dr. Carson Liu specializes in treating upper gastrointestinal medical conditions, including heartburn surgery. Over the course of his career, Dr. Liu has performed over 4000 upper gastrointestinal surgeries. In 1998 Dr. Liu became the first surgeon in Los Angeles to perform Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Roux... Read More

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