Topic: Tests, upper GI tract
Fact Sheet: How to Prepare for Tests219In many cases, doctors can make a diagnosis of a functional gastrointestinal disorder after a careful history and examination. Often, however, there is a structural disease that must be excluded by tests that probe the gastrointestinal tract. This fact sheet reviews preparation for common tests, including sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.Topics: Constipation, difficult to pass stools, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Motility, Pelvic floor disorders, Stomach Disorders, Tests, lower GI tract, Tests, upper GI tract
Fact Sheet: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease502
Just about everyone has experienced heartburn, that uncomfortable, burning feeling in the chest after eating a large, spicy, or high fat meal. In fact, about 40 percent of Americans have heartburn once a month and 15–20 percent at least once a week. An occasional bout of heartburn is nothing to worry about; however, if it happens more than twice a week, a more serious condition called gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, may be the problem.
Fact Sheet: Upper GI Endoscopy: What to Expect503
Describes what to expect when undergoing an upper GI endoscopic exam that may look at the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. Reviewed and updated 2009.Topics: Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Esophageal Disorders, GER, GERD, Heartburn, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Tests, upper GI tract
Fact Sheet: Do I Need Another Endoscopy?549
This Clinical Corner article explains the current guidelines for how often an endoscopy should be performed in patients with GERD or Barrett's Esophagus.Topics: Clinical Corner, Esophageal Disorders, GER, GERD, Tests, upper GI tract, Working with your healthcare provider
In this issue:
- Functional GI Disorders – Setting the Record Straight
- Infant Regurgitation
- VA Recognition of Functional GI Disorders
- New U.S. Food Safety Laws
- Resilience of Children Receiving Intravenous Nutrition
- Ask Questions about Tests
- Research Findings in Chronic GI Conditions
- Progressive GI Symptoms: Could it be Scleroderma?
Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.Topics: Brain-Gut, Colonic motility, inertia, pseudo-obstruction, DHM Magazines, Dyspepsia, pain in upper abdomen or chest, Nausea, vomiting, Other Disorders/Symptoms, Tests, lower GI tract, Tests, upper GI tract
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