National Digestive Diseases
Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC)

A service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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Barrett’s Esophagus
Describes Barrett’s esophagus and how it can lead to cancer. Covers at-risk populations, diagnosis, screening, and treatment.
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Bleeding in the Digestive Tract
Includes information about the causes of bleeding in the digestive tract and how the bleeding is recognized, diagnosed, and treated.
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Cirrhosis
Provides information about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, complications, and treatment of cirrhosis. Includes a list of additional resources.
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Cirrosis del hígado publicación imagen

En Español
Cirrosis del hígado
Ofrece información sobre las causas, los síntomas, las complicaciones, el diagnóstico y el tratamiento de la cirrosis. Incluye una lista de recursos adicionales.
Versión PDF (155 KB) *

The Digestive System and How It Works publication thumbnail image

The Digestive System and How It Works
Provides general information about the organs of the digestive system, the digestive process, and the absorption of nutrients.
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El aparato digestivo y su funcionamiento publicación imagen

En Español
El aparato digestivo y su funcionamiento
Ofrece información general sobre los órganos del sistema digestivo, la digestión y la absorción de nutrientes. Incluye un listado de lecturas adicionales.
Versión PDF (153 KB) *

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults publication thumbnail image

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) (See Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Adults)
Defines gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Describes the causes, symptoms, and treatment—including surgery—for GERD.
PDF Version (509 KB) *

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Children and Adolescents publication thumbnail image

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Children and Adolescents
Describes gastroesophageal reflux in children and adolescents, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
PDF Version (675 KB) *

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Infants publication thumbnail image

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER) and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) in Infants
Describes gastroesophageal reflux (GER) and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in infants, including the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
PDF Version (475 KB) *

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H. pylori and Peptic Ulcers
Discusses peptic ulcers and explains how H. pylori can cause them. Covers diagnosis and treatment.
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H. pylori y Úlcera Péptica publicación imagen

En Español
H. pylori y Úlcera Péptica
Ofrece información sobre las úlceras pépticas y explica cómo el "H. pylori" las puede causar. También ofrece información sobre el diagnóstico y el tratamiento.
Versión PDF (276 KB) *

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NSAIDs and Peptic Ulcers
Describes the relationship between nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and peptic ulcers. Covers the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and long-term outlook.
PDF Version (158 KB) *

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Upper GI Endoscopy
Provides general information about upper GI endoscopy. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (129 KB) *

Endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal publicación imagen

En Español
Endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información sobre la endoscopia esofagogastroduodenal. Describe el propósito de la prueba, como los pacientes se pueden preparar para ella y que pueden esperar los pacientes durante y después del procedimiento.
Versión PDF (169 KB) *

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Upper GI Series
Provides general information about upper gastrointestinal (GI) x-ray series. Describes the purpose of the test, how patients can prepare for it, and what patients can expect during and after the procedure.
PDF Version (106 KB) *

Tránsito esofagogastroduodenal publicación imagen

En Español
Tránsito esofagogastroduodenal
Proporciona información general sobre las radiografías del tránsito esofagogastroduodenal.
Versión PDF (110 KB) *

What I need to know about Cirrhosis publication thumbnail image

What I need to know about Cirrhosis (Easy-to-Read)
Describes the causes, symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and treatment available for cirrhosis. Discusses lifestyle changes for slowing or stopping liver disease before it progresses to cirrhosis.
PDF Version (1,536 KB) *

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En Español
Lo que usted debe saber sobre la cirrhosis (Lectura fácil)
Describe las causas, síntomas, procedimientos de diagnóstico y tratamientos disponibles para la cirrosis. Explica los cambios en el estilo de vida para retrasar o detener la enfermedad del hígado antes que se convierta en cirrosis.
Versión PDF (715 KB) *

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What I need to know about Peptic Ulcers (Easy-to-Read)
Defines peptic ulcers and discusses the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment. Discusses risk factors and prevention methods.
PDF Version (545 KB) *

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Page last updated January 29, 2014


The National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health.

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