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  • Getting a Fibroscan
    Liver disease is more common than you might think. Unfortunately, many people don’t even know that they have liver disease until the disease has progressed into cirrhosis. For the most Read more
  • What is a Gastroenterologist?
    A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in preventing, diagnosing and treating a variety of disorders, conditions and problems that affect the esophagus, gallbladder, intestines, liver, stomach, colon, and rectum. Read more
  • Causes of Rectal Bleeding
    Wiping and finding traces of blood can certainly be unnerving. While rectal bleeding can be caused by self-limiting problems that will go away on their own it’s also important to Read more
  • Signs That You May Have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    If you experience heartburn or acid reflux symptoms at least twice a week, this is often a common sign that you may have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). This condition can Read more
  • Understanding Hepatitis
    Most people who have hepatitis don’t even know that they have it. This is because it doesn’t often cause symptoms right away; however, untreated hepatitis can lead to serious health Read more
  • Causes of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    If you are dealing with a digestive disorder or injury you may end up dealing with a bleed within the gastrointestinal tract. Symptoms may or may not be apparent, depending Read more
  • What is Crohn's Disease?
    If you know someone with Crohn’s disease, or you have it yourself, you know about the dramatic effect it can have on your life. It is a type of inflammatory Read more
  • Could You Be Dealing With Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
    If diarrhea, constipation, gas, abdominal pain, and other symptoms have become a constant part of your life, you may have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). The disorder affects 10 to 15 Read more
  • Treating Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    Persistent pain in your stomach or abdomen could be a signal of irritable bowel syndrome, which should be treated by a gastroenterologist. Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, affects Read more
  • Testing For Lactose Intolerance
    Lactose intolerance is the body's inability to properly digest lactose, a type of sugar that is present in milk, cheese, and other dairy-based items. This is due to a deficiency Read more
  • When is an Endoscopy Necessary?
    There are many reasons why your gastroenterologist may recommend getting an endoscopy. An endoscopy is a simple diagnostic procedure that allows our doctor to be able to examine the lining Read more
  • Dealing With Ulcerative Colitis
    Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and ulcers within the lining of the colon (aka: the large intestines) and the rectum. Symptoms are Read more
  • Living With Diverticulitis
    One common gastrointestinal problem that affects adults as they age is diverticulosis. This is when pouches develop within the lining of the colon, or large intestines. These pouches are known Read more
  • Dealing With GERD
    Whenever you eat spicy foods do you know that you’ll be suffering for it shortly after? Do you find that heartburn keeps you up at night or makes it impossible Read more
  • When to Get a Colonoscopy
    A colonoscopy can be a great diagnostic tool for figuring out certain intestinal issues.   As a medical news report or general doctor may have already told you, a colonoscopy is a Read more
  • What Is Causing My Constant Constipation?
    Being constipated means your bowel movements happen less often than normal. Everyone goes through it at some point. Fortunately, there are many treatments that can provide relief. Treatment for constipation Read more

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