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

  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • History of Asthma
  • Delayed Gastric Emptying
  • Personal History of Diabetes
  • Long-term use of non-steroidal antiinflammatories
  • Spicy food
  • Tobacco use
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome
  • 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
  • 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
  • Bleeding or spotting, increased need to urinate, tender breasts, fatigue, nausea, and missed period are signs of pregnancy.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Prenatal development starts at conception and ends with the birth of your baby. It takes about 40 weeks or nine months to create a new life.
    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
  • A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach pushes up through your diaphragm and into your chest cavity. Common symptoms include heartburn, belching, and abdominal discomfort.
    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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