Various lifestyle factors can increase your risk for digestive diseases. Smoking cigarettes, drinking too much alcohol, eating too much dietary fat, getting inadequate dietary fiber or fluids, having stress, and lacking exercise can all contribute to digestive disease. Other risk factors include contaminated food and water, unsafe sex, and having a family incidence of hepatitis B.
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- What increases my risk for digestive diseases?
Do digestive diseases affect children differently than adults?
Very young children, especially newborns, are very susceptible to dehydration as a complication of vomiting. Most infants, including healthy babies, have gastroesophageal reflux from time to time. Spitting or burping up food or fluid is only a concern if it causes breathing or feeding problems, inflames the esophagus, or continues into childhood.
Why do I burp all the time?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answered
Belching and burping can be an embarrassing habit. Watch this video for Dr. Oz's response about how people trap excess air in their digestive tract and what to do about it.
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