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7 Common Myths About Digestive Health
Did You Know? 7 Digestive Health Myths

Did You Know? 7 Digestive Health Myths

How well do you know what goes on down below? Debunking digestive health myths means you’ll have a better chance at detecting tummy trouble when it occurs. That way you can discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Here’s how to separate digestive health facts from fiction.

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  1. Celiac Disease. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/celiac/
  2. Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/diverticulosis/
  3. Heartburn, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GER), and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/gerd/#8
  4. Irritable Bowel Syndrome. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/#7
  5. Lactose Intolerance. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/lactoseintolerance/
  6. What I Need to Know about Peptic Ulcers. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. National Institutes of Health. http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/pepticulcers_ez/#6
  7. Rubio-Tapia, A., et al. The Prevalence of Celiac Disease in the United States. The American Journal of Gastroenterology. Oct. 2012;107(10):1538-44.
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