By Chrissy Weaver, PA-C If you, like many Americans, suffer from diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain or gas and bloating, it’s likely you have begun some of your own research in an attempt to explain your chronic symptoms. A simple google search may yield a result that poses the question “Do YOU Have Leaky Gut Syndrome”? […]

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By James M. Stewart, MD Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) is a common problem that many people experience. Oftentimes, trouble swallowing is caused by acid reflux or even a small, but harmless, narrowing of the esophagus may cause food to stick in the throat. These conditions are usually assessed with an upper endoscopy where a dilation of […]

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By Scott Moffitt, PA-C Acute gastroenteritis, more commonly known as the stomach flu or food poisoning, is an infection of the stomach and intestines which is usually caused by a virus, the most common being norovirus. You may have heard of this virus being the culprit of GI illnesses associated with cruise ships or other […]

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By Christopher Cutler, M.D.  Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) affects 10-15% of adults in the United States.  It is a functional disorder of the gastrointestinal tract characterized by abdominal pain and altered bowel habits.  IBS is usually treated with dietary modifications and medications directed at underlying symptoms (diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating).  Patients may also receive benefit […]

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By May Marschner, PA and Dr. Andrew Heiner Fiber, fiber and more fiber…yes, it is important, but did you know it actually helps prevent hemorrhoids and may lower cholesterol? Most of us know a high-fiber diet has many health benefits, from improving digestion to lowering cholesterol and preventing some diseases. However, most Americans still struggle to get […]

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