Hiccups

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(Singultus)

Hiccups – Definition

Hiccups are an episode of repeated, uncontrollable spasms of the diaphragm muscle. This results in an odd, sometimes uncomfortable gasping sensation and sound with each hiccup.

Hiatal hernia

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(Hiatus Hernia)

Hiatal hernia – Definition

A hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper part of the stomach moves up through a small opening in the diaphragm into the chest. The diaphragm is the muscular wall that separates the abdominal cavity from the chest cavity.

Hemorrhoids

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Hemorrhoids – Definition

Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in and around the anus and lower rectum. They stretch under pressure and are similar to varicose veins in the legs. Hemorrhoids are either internal or external.

  • Internal (inside) hemorrhoids develop inside the anus. They are painless and sometimes bleed a lot during bowel movements. They may also protrude during bowel movements. If they protrude from the anal opening and cannot be pushed back, they can cause severe pain.

Heartburn – Overview

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(Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease; Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease [GORD]; GERD; Reflux, Heartburn)

Heartburn – Definition

Heartburn is a burning sensation in the lower chest. It is the main symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).