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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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Uterine fibroids – Leiomyoma of uterus

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Uterine fibroids (myoma, uterine tumor, leiomyoma) is a common, benign tumor. 20-50% of women of childbearing age develop fibroids of the smooth muscle of the uterus. Most cases occur between 40-50 years of age. It can grow from a few millimeters to a human head. Uterine fibroids are leiomyomas of the uterine smooth muscle. 8-10% …

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Diverticulosis, How to Prevent and Treat Diverticulitis

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What is the difference between diverticulitis and diverticulosis? Diverticulosis when small pockets crop up in the large intestine. These pockets are called diverticula. They are harmless in themselves, and most people never know they exist. Diverticulitis is the inflammation of the diverticulum. Diverticulitis Symptoms If the diverticulum is inflamed or infected, the patient experiences pain …

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Colon and Colorectal Cancer Facts and Risks

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Colon cancer is a malignant tumor inside the large intestine (colon), the lower part of your digestive system. When it occurs in the last 6 inches of the colon, it is rectal cancer. Together, they’re referred to as colorectal cancer. Most cases begin as small, noncancerous (benign) clumps of cells called adenomatous polyps. Although not …

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IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Symptoms, Treatment

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (briefly IBS) is a dysfunction of the digestive system. IBS affects one in five people, and it is associated with chronic complaints such as recurrent abdominal pain, irregular bowel movements (diarrhea, constipation, or alternating of these) and bloating. Since the disease has no distinctive symptoms only related to it, accurate diagnosis is …

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Endometriosis the Feared Female Disease

Endometriosis the women's disease

Endometriosis is one of the most feared female illnesses. The statistics gathered from around the world show that the diagnosis for this disease takes six years and eight doctors. It’s depressing to know that the patient has six years of suffering and may have to visit eight different practitioners, while ultimately, the real illness is …

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