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All About Hepatitis

All About Hepatitis

by Shearly (SU)
Hepatitis is a serious liver condition, usually caused by a virus. In some rare cases, hepatitis can also be caused by certain medications. Hepatitis causes swelling (inflammation) of the liver, and can cause scarring, which may damage the liver and prevent it from functioning normally. There are five major strains of viral hepatitis, each one causing inflammation of the liver. They can vary in severity and treatability. The five kinds of hepatitis are type A, B, C, D and E. It is possible to have more than one strain of hepatitis at once.

What Causes Peptic Ulcers?

What Causes Peptic Ulcers?

by Shearly (SU)
If you are like one out of every ten Americans, you may suffer from the burning, gnawing pain caused by a peptic ulcer. Peptic ulcers are sores, or breaks in the lining of the stomach. Many people think that peptic ulcers are caused by stress, excessive gastric acid, or diet, however medical research has yet to bear this out. If it is not stress, excess stomach acid, or what you eat, what really does cause peptic ulcers?

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