Medicine

Medicine has to do with diseases and conditions that affect the entire body. In this section, learn about testing and treatment plans including the medicines used to prevent and treat a range of diseases and conditions.


If you suffer from GERD your doctor can help your find treatment that's right for you. Check out more facts about acid reflux, GERD and ways to treat your illness.

Your doctor may recommend an antacid to help with GERD symptoms. Learn about antacids and how they can help with GERD.

A barium swallow is a test used to detect strictures, or scar tissue, around the bottom of your esophagus. Learn what to expect from a barium swallow test.

Learn about cytoprotective barrier agents, including possible side effects and drug interactions, in this article.

Learn about H2 blockers in this article.

Learn about upper GI endoscopy in this article.

ECT, or electroconvulsive shock therapy, involves electric current stimulation in the brain. Learn more about what happens during ECT.