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1. A young woman who is a full time college student presents with symptoms of chronic recurrent abdominal pain, diarrhea, excessive gas formation, abdominal distention, and bloating. She is very frustrated with her symptoms and wants to know what she can do to resolve these problems. What is the probable diagnosis of this patient, and what are some nutrition guidelines that would be effective to help her manage her symptoms?
2. A patient presents with complaints of persistent severe heartburn after eating, which is minimally relieved with antacids. He is diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). How should the nurse educate this patient about GERD and the measures to prevent severe heartburn?