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  • Adults aren't the only ones prone to acid reflux--kids and teens can have it, too. Find out what it is, what causes it, and how to treat it, including natural remedies.
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  • Acid reflux symptoms are caused when stomach contents flow up from the stomach back into the esophagus, causing symptoms like heartburn, stomach pain, and burping.
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  • If lifestyle changes and medication don't help manage your GERD symptoms, surgery may be your best option. Learn about surgery options such as fundoplication and Stretta procedure.
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  • Esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus that can be caused by acid reflux or certain medications. You may develop a sore throat or heartburn.
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  • Ulcers are open sores. When they occur in the stomach, they are gastric ulcers. Duodenal ulcers occur in the upper area of the small intestine. They often cause a feeling of fullness or hunger, bloating, and burping.
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  • Peptic ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.
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  • If the bleeding occurs in your esophagus, stomach, or initial portion of the small intestine, it is considered upper GI bleeding.
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  • Vomiting blood, or hematemesis, is the regurgitation of stomach contents mixed with blood, or the regurgitation of blood only. Vomiting blood can be a frightening experience, but in some cases it may be triggered by minor causes. This includes swa...
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  • Benign esophageal stricture is a narrowing or tightening of the esophagus. Find information on benign esophageal stricture causes, symptoms, and treatment.
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