Heartburn and Reflux Differences

Heartburn and Reflux Differences

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Dr. Kenneth Falchuk>>>Heartburn is a common symptom. The greatest concern that we as physicians have, not just gastroenterologists, any physician who deals with a patient who complains of heartburn is, is this symptom an indication of reflux disease, what we call gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or could it be something else? Could it be heart …

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Obstetrics and Gynecology – Stress Urinary Incontinence: By Shawna Johnston M.D. & Emily Stern M.D.

Obstetrics and Gynecology – Stress Urinary Incontinence: By Shawna Johnston M.D. & Emily Stern M.D.

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Stress urinary incontinence, or SUI, is the involuntary loss of urine with an increase in intra-abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, or exercising. SUI is a common and disabling condition affecting up to ⅓ of women. Two things are necessary for urethral closure and thus continence, when intra-abdominal pressure increases. First, the pelvic floor musculature …

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