Gastroparesis slows the digestion of food.

Gastroparesis Signs & Symptoms

Nausea, vomiting, bloating, bad heartburn, feeling full all the time – these are all signs of gastroparesis, or delayed stomach emptying. In gastroparesis, the things people eat and drink don’t move through their stomach as quickly as they should. This causes a sensation of fullness and nausea after eating. (more…)

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IBD: Nutrition & Lifestyle

As the old adage goes, “an apple a day…” Does an apple a day keep IBD under bay? Let’s delve into what we know about inflammatory bowel disease when it comes to nutrition and lifestyle. IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and Nutrition: The main thing to remember is that there is no single common diet suitable for all patients with inflammatory bowel disease. The general consensus from the International Organization for the Study of IBD advises patients with inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) who are in remission (meaning that their disease is under control with medications) to consume a diet composed of healthy carbohydrates, fats, and protein. (more…)

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Top 5 Digestive Problems that Affect Men

June is Men’s Health Month and we want to bring attention to gastrointestinal conditions that affect a large number of men. Belching, Bloating, and Flatulence Belching, bloating, and flatulence occurs when swallowed air is accumulated in the stomach. The air can either be belched out or can be passed out of the stomach into the small intestine and then passed as rectal gas (flatus). (more…)

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The A, B, Cs of Hepatitis

Hepatitis is an infection that causes inflammation of the liver. This inflammation can cause damage to the liver and disrupt the liver’s ability to function properly. Some types of hepatitis can cause chronic or long-term damage, to the liver. This is why it is important to determine the cause of the inflammation and treat it correctly. Below is a summary of the different variations of hepatitis. (more…)

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Understanding Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

Patients seen by a gastroenterology provider will often comment, “I was told years ago that I have IBS, but I’ve never been tested for it!”  Despite the fact that “IBS” is a familiar term, there are many misconceptions about the disorder.  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a familiar chief complaint seen by gastroenterologists.  Studies suggest that roughly 10% of people in North America have IBS and that the disorder accounts for 25-50% of all referrals to gastroenterologists. (more…)

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COVID-19 Update 3/23/2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is truly without comparison. Digestive Health Specialists remains committed to caring for the patients that have placed their trust in us. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we have developed three care path options: In-person Video Visit Telephone care Doctors will review their schedules with a critical eye for the safest and most essential path, choosing one of these three options. Anticipate a call from our office instructing you with what we think is the safest visit type at that time. (more…)

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Coronavirus is here… What we need to know

With all the talk about coronavirus, it is important to have the facts. Your doctors at Digestive Health Specialists are watching this closely as it progresses to provide you with the best and most accurate information as it presents itself. These are some of the most common questions we are receiving. How worried should I be? It is important to be concerned and to practice safe measures but there is no need to panic. Most people (81%) that become infected will have a mild illness and recover completely within two weeks What is COVID-19? (more…)

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Black History Month & Colon Cancer

Black History Month & Colon Cancer

 February is Black History Month. It is dedicated to recognize and celebrate the achievements and culture of African Americans. The foundations for this were established in the early twentieth century. While Carter G. Woodson was at university, he witnessed how the black community was underrepresented in the books and conversations about American history. To rectify this, in 1915, he and Jesse E Moorland founded what is now known as the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). (more…)

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