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Heartburn (Acid Reflux) Causes and Home Remedies


Gastric acid is in your stomach for digestion. The acid is not the cause of heartburn. People experience heartburn when gastric acid escapes the stomach and come back in the esophagus, causing a burning sensation. This phenomenon is called heartburn. The acid breaks down foods so the nutrients can be absorbed in the small intestine. …

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What is Multiple Sclerosis? MS Symptoms, Course

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Multiple Sclerosis is a chronic, potentially disabling disease that damages the central nervous system, the brain, and the spinal cord. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory disease, which causes damage to the nerve cells and the so-called myelin that surrounds the nerve cells. What multiple sclerosis means? The body attempts to repair the holes in …

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Sjögren’s Syndrome is an Autoimmune Disease

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Sjögren’s syndrome is a systemic inflammatory disease, or in other terms, it is an autoimmune disease. It primarily causes dry eyes and dry mouth. It is mainly causing reduced tear and saliva production. The cause of the disease is the same as other autoimmune diseases. Sjögren’s syndrome is relatively uncommon, affecting nearly one in 100 …

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Celiac Disease: Autoimmune Gluten Sensitivity

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Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. The cause of the celiac disease is not the cereal itself, but one of the protein groups of gluten in wheat, rye, and barley: the gliadin. In celiac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy), gluten ingested by the diet cannot be processed by the body, which therefore …

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In What Age ALS Starts – How many people get ALS


ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a fatal disease responsible for the progressive destruction of the motor neurons controlling voluntary movements. Motor neurons are nerve cells that extend from the brain throughout the spinal cord and to muscles all over the body. These motor neurons initiate and provide communication links between the brain and the voluntary …

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Sweet Urine: Type 1 Diabetes Incidence, Symptoms

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I call type 1 diabetes (T1D) civilization disease because statistically, its more prevalent in the developed countries. However, there are exemptions; for example, Japan, which is one of the most developed states of the world, has a low incidence of childhood T1D (2.4/100,000). Finland has the highest prevalence of T1D (57.6/100,000), and Venezuela has the …

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Autoimmune Diseases List – What causes?

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The autoimmune disease is in which the immune system triggers an aggressive response against a structure of the body. There are organ-specific diseases, which are limited to a particular organ or tissue, or systemic autoimmune diseases in which various organs or organ systems are involved. Autoimmune diseases affect about 7-8 percent of the total population. Women have …

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