Liver Cirrhosis is a dangerous, sometimes deadly, disease caused by various risk factors. According to the American College of Gastroenterology liver cirrhosis affects approximately 5.5 million people in the United States, causing 26,000 deaths each year. It is among the top ten killers of adults age 25-64. What is Cirrhosis? Chronic liver injury eventually causes […]

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Everyone has had that feeling before. That queasy feeling in the stomach, sometimes leading to vomiting. Stomach bugs, morning sickness, food poisoning, medications, or too much alcohol can all be causes for these symptoms which normally go away with time. Knowing when nausea and vomiting (N/V) is a signal of something more serious happening in […]

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By  Christopher Cutler, M.D. Many people with celiac disease present with classic gastrointestinal symptoms such as diarrhea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and weight loss.  However, other people have no GI complaints and may present with non-specific symptoms, making the diagnosis of celiac disease very difficult.  The following is a list of some conditions which, if […]

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By Steven G. Desautels Obesity is a growing medical and public health problem worldwide. The health implications of obesity include a wide spectrum of benign digestive diseases such as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Barrett’s esophagus (BE), erosive esophagitis, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), gallstones, and pancreatitis and digestive organ cancers such as cholangiocarcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma […]

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What is Pancreatitis? The pancreas is located behind the stomach and has two main jobs: it secretes insulin to help control blood sugar levels and produces enzymes that help with digestion. Acute Pancreatitis is the condition when the pancreas suddenly becomes inflamed and swollen, possibly causing pancreatic tissue damage. Chronic Pancreatitis occurs over time where […]

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