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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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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Belching, bloating, and flatulence: Any of these symptoms can be embarrassing, leading to unwanted noises, abdominal discomfort, and general malaise. Occasionally experiencing these symptoms is normal, but if symptoms become excessive or too frequent, they can negatively impact your life. Belching occurs when excess air is swallowed, causing the stomach to become too full. Flatulence […]

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Antibiotics are effective medications commonly used to treat infection. Although safe, they can cause side effects, including diarrhea, in up to 20% of patients, usually improving when the antibiotics are stopped.  In some patients Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) can develop due to a toxin-producing bacteria that causes a severe form of diarrhea associated with antibiotic […]

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by James M. Stewart, MD Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints a gastroenterologist hears in daily practice. Evaluating abdominal pain is complicated and often involves looking for patterns. The first place to start is with some questions about the pain. Common questions include: • When did the pain start? Whether a patient’s […]

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OVERVIEW Lactose is the sugar found in milk and dairy products such as cheese and yogurt. After eating dairy products that contain this sugar, usually lactase, a digestive enzyme of the small intestine, helps to breakdown this complex sugar into two simple sugars, glucose and galactose. These simple sugars are then absorbed in the small […]

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November 13, 2017

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, which means comfort food and delicious treats. Living with IBD and eating some of these Thanksgiving foods could upset your symptoms, however, we have some yummy solutions. Here are two IBD-friendly Thanksgiving recipes that everyone at the table will surely love! Herb Roasted Turkey Breast Ingredients 1 whole bone-in […]

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