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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
  • 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
  • Most pregnancies go on without any problems. However, some women will experience complications that can involve the mother's health, the baby's health, or both.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Asphyxia neonatorum is a condition that occurs when a baby doesn't get enough oxygen during the birth process. Learn more about it.
    Source:HLCMS
  • If you're female, amenorrhea happens when you miss your monthly menstrual periods. Amenorrhea is the absence of menstrual bleeding.
    Source:HLCMS
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tobacco is one of the most abused substances in the world. Nicotine is the main addictive chemical in tobacco. Learn about addiction symptoms and how to quit.
    Source:HLCMS
  • Read about the differences between alcohol abuse and alcoholism.
    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
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