Stomach Disorders

Your stomach is an organ between your esophagus and small intestine. It is where digestion of protein begins. The stomach has three tasks. It stores swallowed food. It mixes the food with stomach acids. Then it sends the mixture on to the small intestine.

Most people have a problem with their stomach at one time or another. Indigestion and heartburn are common problems. You can relieve some stomach problems with over-the-counter medicines and lifestyle changes, such as avoiding fatty foods or eating more slowly. Other problems like peptic ulcers or GERD require medical attention.

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  1. Stomach Disorders (National Library of Medicine)  
    Your stomach is an organ between your esophagus and small intestine. It is where digestion of protein begins. The stomach has three tasks. It stores swallowed food. It ...
  2. Peptic Ulcer (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... is a sore in the lining of your stomach or your duodenum, the first part of your small intestine. A burning stomach pain is the most common symptom. The pain: ...
  3. Gastroenteritis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Have you ever had the "stomach flu?" What you probably had was gastroenteritis - not a type of flu at all. Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the lining ...
  4. Stomach Cancer (National Library of Medicine)  
    The stomach is an organ between the esophagus and the small intestine. It mixes food with stomach acid and helps digest protein. Stomach cancer mostly affects older people - two-thirds of ...
  5. Indigestion (National Library of Medicine)  
    Nearly everyone has had indigestion at one time. It's a feeling of discomfort or a burning feeling in your upper abdomen. You may have heartburn or belch and ...
  6. Stomach cancer is cancer that starts in the stomach. ... Several types of cancer can occur in the stomach. The most common type is called adenocarcinoma. It ...
  7. ... when a virus causes an infection of the stomach and intestine. The infection can lead to diarrhea and vomiting. It is sometimes called the "stomach flu."
  8. ... surgery to remove part or all of the stomach. If only part of the stomach is removed, it is called partial gastrectomy If the whole stomach is removed, it is called total gastrectomy
  9. ... It is often called "being sick to your stomach." Vomiting or throwing-up is forcing the contents of the stomach up through the food pipe (esophagus) and out ...
  10. Gastric tissue biopsy is the removal of stomach tissue for examination. A culture is a laboratory test that examines the tissue sample for bacteria and other organisms that can cause disease.
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