Patient Education

Pancreatitis

What is pancreatitis? — Pancreatitis is a condition that can cause severe belly pain. The pancreas is an organ that makes hormones and juices that help break down food. Pancreatitis is the term for when this organ gets irritated or swollen. Most people get over pancreatitis without any long-lasting effects. But a few people get very sick.… » Read More

Peptic Ulcers

What is a peptic ulcer? — A peptic ulcer is a sore that can form on the lining of the stomach or duodenum. The duodenum is the first part of the small intestine. What are the symptoms of a peptic ulcer? — Some people with peptic ulcers have no symptoms. Other people can have symptoms… » Read More

Recommendations for Long-term use of PPI for GERD

Both patients and physicians have a lot of questions about the safety of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), a class of medications that have been a mainstay in the management of acid reflux disease (GERD) over the last 25 years. There have been reports in the media associating long-term PPIs with a number of problems. Given… » Read More

Ulcerative Colitis

What is ulcerative colitis? — Ulcerative colitis is a condition that causes diarrhea, belly pain, and bloody bowel movements. These symptoms happen because the large intestine becomes inflamed and gets sores, called “ulcers.” The large intestine is also called the colon. What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis? — Symptoms can be mild or severe.… » Read More
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