Do you think you are suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a hiatal hernia, a peptic ulcer, or some other type of digestive disorder? Take one of the quizzes below and then talk to your doctor.
It is important to remember that the quizzes below are not intended as a diagnostic tool. They are only intended for informational purposes only. They may help give you an idea of what questions to ask your doctor. Your doctor is the only one who can give you a definite diagnosis, so it's important to know when to talk to your doctor.lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not close properly and stomach contents reflux back up into the esophagus. One of the most common symptom of GERD is heartburn.
Anyone can be diagnosed with GERD. Men, women, infants, children, and teens. The odds of developing GERD increases with age, with GERD more common among the elderly. Heartburn can also increase in pregnant women and those who are overweight because of an increase in pressure on the stomach.
Do you think you suffer from GERD? Take this GERD screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of the stomach pushes through an opening in the diaphragm, and up into the chest. This opening is called the esophageal hiatus or diaphragmatic hiatus. There are two categories of hiatal hernias: The sliding hiatal hiatal and the paraesophageal hiatal hernia. A sliding hiatal hernia occurs when the gastro-esophageal junction and part of the stomach slides into the chest. This junction can stay permanently in the chest, or just slide into the chest during swallowing. With a paraesophageal hernia, the gastro-esophageal junction remains where it belongs, but part of the stomach is squeezed up into the chest beside the esophagus. These hernias remain in the chest at all times.
Do you think you suffer from a hiatal hernia? Take this hiatal hernia screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.peptic ulcer is an area of the stomach or duodenal (the first part of the small intestine) lining that becomes eroded by the stomach acid. Known individually as stomach and duodenal ulcers, collectively they are known as peptic ulcers. A popular myth about peptic ulcers is that spicy food and stress cause stomach ulcers. The truth is, almost all stomach ulcers are caused either by infection with a bacterium called Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) or by use of pain medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen, the so-called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Spicy food and stress may aggravate ulcer symptoms in some people who have an ulcer, but they do not cause ulcers.
Do you think you are suffering from an ulcer? Take this Peptic Ulcer screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Although it doesn't cause heartburn, some of the symptoms are similar to those produced by heartburn, and it's treated in a similar way to GERD, by taking medication to reduce stomach acid. If you think you have gastritis, take this screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor. Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. It often occurs in people with type 1 diabetes or type 2 diabetes. If you think you have gastroparesis, take this screening quiz, and then discuss the results with your doctor.