In gastroparesis, the abnormally slow movement of food from your stomach can cause digestive problems.

Lifestyle and home remedies

Counting calories

Weight control really boils down to one thing — calories. See what steps you can take to win the calorie battle.

How much sleep do you really need?

The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.

Quit smoking strategies

Quitting smoking is hard, no question. Use these tried-and-true strategies to help you quit, and refer back to them as often as needed.

Relaxation techniques

Relaxation techniques can help reduce stress symptoms and improve your quality of life. Learn simple relaxation techniques you can practice almost anywhere.

Weight-loss strategies

Want to tip the scales in your favor? Here are six ways to win at weight loss and keep the pounds off.

Risk factors

Bile reflux

Bile reflux — the backwash of bile from the small intestine into the stomach and esophagus — can cause ongoing inflammation and lead to serious complications.


Scleroderma is a group of rare diseases that involves hardening and thickening of the skin. Internal organs can also be damaged.

Tests and diagnosis

Needle biopsy

Find out what to expect during a needle biopsy.

Upper endoscopy

Find out what to expect during your endoscopy exam.


X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

Treatments and drugs

Breast-feeding and medications

When you're breast-feeding, medications aren't necessarily off-limits — but caution is important. Get answers to common questions about breast-feeding and medications.

Apr. 13, 2012