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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) risks
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Personal History of Diabetes
  • Delayed Gastric Emptying
  • History of Asthma
  • Long-term use of non-steroidal antiinflammatories
  • Spicy food
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Tobacco use
  • Smoking
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • If labor starts at 37 weeks or earlier, it is considered preterm or premature labor. Babies born prematurely have a greater chance of several health complications.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Infant low birth weight (LBW) is when babies weigh less than five pounds, eight ounces at birth. LBW often occurs in babies who are born prematurely, before 37 weeks of gestation.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Asphyxia neonatorum is also known as perinatal asphyxia, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or birth asphyxia.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Oligohydramnios is a condition that can develop during pregnancy. It occurs when not enough amniotic fluid, which surrounds the fetus, is produced.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Read how your baby is developing each week in our pregnancy calendar.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Obesity is an epidemic in the U.S. This condition puts people at a higher risk for serious diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Drinking too much alcohol, or being unable to control consumption, can indicate alcohol abuse or alcoholism. Too much alcohol in the blood or having withdrawal can lead to serious mental and physical symptoms.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Tobacco is one of the most abused substances in the world. Nicotine is the main addictive chemical in tobacco. It increases adrenaline and dopamine.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Peptic ulcers are painful sores in the lining of the stomach, esophagus, or small intestine. Peptic ulcers are a fairly common health problem.
    Source:HLCMS
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