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Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – Acid Reflux – Treatment Options

Everyone today sees advertisements on Television and Radio for the treatment of Gerd. I find it interesting that one commercial will advertise foods or a restaurant that’s menu propagates GERD while the next commercial provides a medication to treat the symptoms of GERD.

GERD leads to the backward flow of the gastric contents from the stomach or esophagus into the esophagus or into the throat region. The contents could be undigested food particulate matter to liquid acid.

Symptoms can include: heartburn which sometimes can mimic a myocardial infarct (heart attack) TO regurgitation, silent or microscopic aspiration leading to the person coughing. This refluxing can lead to a set up for aspiration pneumonia.

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Crohn’s Disease Explained – Treatment Options

This is a chronic inflammatory process which affects the small intestine. It mainly affects the last segment of the small intestine called the terminal ilium. However any part of the gastrointestinal tract can be involved.

A symptom complex can involve : diarrhea with or without pain, generalized abdominal pain along with weight loss. This is an extremely debilitating disease process. Many patients suffer from alternative or accessory organ inflammatory issues involving the kidneys in developing stone formation TO arthritis.

This chronic inflammation leads patients to suffer from continual intestinal fistula formation. Scarring can lead to bowel obstructions requiring the patient to present to the emergency room for a surgical bowel resection. Often times such patients have large resections of their small intestine that can develop post operative infections along with nutritional deficiencies.

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Peptides and Your Health – What You Need To Know

Peptides have become the newest area of research for the enhancement in some healing processes. Patients are accepting new alternative modalities to assist themselves in various disease processes such as diabetes, erectile dysfunction and tendon and bone healing.

What are Peptides?

They are amino acids that are attached or hooked together into a chain. Just think of a bunch of box cars on a train track that are connected to each other as they travel along from one destination to another. They can be switched around into different positions which will have either no effect or a beneficial effect on the physiology of a patient. Each peptide has a determined amount of amino acids.

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Latest Information About Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and most likely is the same in developed countries. These include coronary heart disease and myocardial infarcts.

There are many factors that precipitate coronary artery disease. These include: Diabetes, Obesity, Hypertension, Lipid abnormalities, and Smoking. The common denominator to all of these if from Inflammation.

As a former Cardiac Anesthesiologist, one wonders the following:

Firstly, what is the single underlying trigger that causes millions of individuals to undergo extensive cardiovascular work-ups.

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Erectile Dysfunction Information

Erectile Dysfunction or E.D. is more commonly referred to as Impotence. Studies performed at a major Medical Center revealed that millions of males ranging from their second decade and upwards suffer from E.D.

Erectile Dysfunction is a form of sexual dysfunction whereby there is the inability to maintain an erection long and firm enough for sexual intercourse. E.D. is considered present if the erection difficulties are present for a prolonged and sustained period of time.

When poor blood flow to the copora canvenosa (two formal chambers of the penis) is insufficient then E.D. can and will occur.

There are many causes for Erectile Dysfunction. Many of these works together to limit the adequacy of erectile function. Such causes include in general: psychological as well as physiological stress that is placed on the body.

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