By J. David Schmidt, MD UPDATED 10/9/2018 Celiac disease is an autoimmune digestive disease that damages the villi of the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. The consumption of gluten aggravates the small intestine creating chronic inflammation. Gluten is found primarily in wheat, barley, rye, and in foods such as pizza, […]

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September 25, 2018

Preventing hemorrhoids from occurring in the first place is the best, first attempt at hemorrhoid care. 50% of Americans by the age of 50 experience the discomfort of hemorrhoids. Although the Utah Hemorrhoid Center at Granite Peaks Gastroenterology specializes in non-surgical treatment for internal hemorrhoids, if possible, we would love our patients to avoid experiencing […]

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September 19, 2018

GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is a common condition with symptoms such as heartburn, reflux, chest pain and difficulty swallowing. About 15 million Americans experience GERD symptoms daily. GERD is caused by a weakening of the esophageal sphincter, allowing stomach contents to back up into the esophagus. The stomach contains acid and pepsin which, if allowed […]

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By R. Kyle Barnett, MD Abnormal liver tests occur in approximately 3-5% of pregnant women. For some women, test results that would otherwise suggest liver or gallbladder dysfunction in a non-pregnant woman may, in fact, be normal in a pregnant woman. Abnormal test results should be evaluated by a specialist since some diseases, newly diagnosed […]

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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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