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  • Symptoms of a Gallbladder Attack
    Chances are good that you probably never think about your gallbladder. This small organ that lies under the liver is responsible for producing and storing bile to help the liver Read more
  • Reasons You May Need a Colonoscopy
    Perhaps you’ve heard the news reports saying that everyone should get a colonoscopy after a certain age. Maybe you even remember when Katie Couric of the Today Show got a Read more
  • What Is Celiac Disease?
    Nowadays, hearing the term “celiac disease” seems rather commonplace. Perhaps you even know someone who has it; however, many people assume celiac disease and gluten intolerance are the same things, Read more
  • Dealing With Constipation
    Constipation is the source of plenty of jokes. However, if you deal with it--even occasionally--constipation isn't funny; you just want it resolved. Your gastroenterologist helps many patients with constipation, uncovering Read more
  • When Do I Need a Colonoscopy?
    Find out when a colonoscopy is performed and how it can protect against colorectal cancer. Chances are you’ve heard about colonoscopies. After all, it’s a common procedure that is most Read more
  • What Keeps Your Digestive System Healthy
    An upset stomach can throw your whole day into a loop. Whether you’ve got heartburn, gas, constipation, or bloating, it’s an uncomfortable feeling. A good healthy stomach means you’ll experience Read more
  • Treatment Options For Frequent Heartburn
    When the natural stomach acid produced during digestion reaches your esophagus, it causes what is known as Heartburn or Acid Reflux. It feels like stomach or chest pain, or possibly Read more
  • What Are Hemorrhoids?
    If you are experiencing rectal pain or noticing specks of blood on your toilet paper you might be dealing with hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids, also referred to as piles, are swollen veins Read more
  • Liver Disease
    While we may not think about the liver very often, this organ plays a vital role in your digestive health and is responsible for some extremely important functions within the Read more
  • Struggling with Hemorrhoids? When to see a Gastroenterologist
    Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located in the lower rectum and anus. Think of varicose veins but in a more uncomfortable location. They can be external and develop underneath the skin Read more
  • What is Dysphagia?
    If you are experiencing difficulty swallowing this a known as dysphagia, a symptom that often indicates that there is a problem within the esophagus or throat. While dysphagia is more Read more
  • Crohn's Disease: What You Should Know
    Crohn's disease is a chronic, long-term condition that affects digestion by causing inflammation and gradual weakening of the gastrointestinal tract. This disease also and prevents the proper absorption of essential Read more
  • 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

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