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  • When To Use a Stool Softener vs. Laxative
    Many of us experience constipation or difficulty moving our bowels at some point in life. Constipation may be very uncomfortable, which warrants seeking some relief through medication. However, you may Read more
  • Is There a Way To Prevent Gallstones?
    Whether you have a family history of gallstones or you’ve had them in the past and would like to avoid them in the future, did you know that there are Read more
  • Know the Different Types of GI Ulcers
    Ulcers are sores that develop in the lining of the digestive tract. They can develop in various places within the gastrointestinal system including the stomach and intestines, and some people Read more
  • Know the Symptoms of Pancreatitis
    The pancreas is an organ in the digestive system that lies behind the stomach and is responsible for producing insulin, as well as a host of other digestive enzymes and Read more
  • Over-the-Counter Treatments for Constipation
    Constipation can be both a figurative and literal pain in the butt. If you’re having trouble going, you may be looking for simple over-the-counter solutions that can help you go. Read more
  • Changes in Bowel Habits
    We all get the occasional bout of diarrhea or constipation, but when bowel changes become the norm, this is when you should turn to a gastroenterologist for answers. While acute Read more
  • Can Ginger Actually Help Your Upset Stomach?
    Ginger is a great spice to keep in your pantry because it is chock full of antioxidants that help combat oxidative stress and may also reduce the risk for lung Read more
  • Is Gas Causing My Chest Pain?
    Feeling any kind of pain or discomfort in your chest can certainly be scary; however, if you are simply dealing with gas pains you may notice a fullness or tightness Read more
  • What To Know About Primary Biliary Cholangitis
    Primary biliary cholangitis (PBC) may not be a disease that you’ve heard about, yet this autoimmune disease is more common than you may realize. In fact, about 1 in every Read more
  • Heartburn: Symptoms and Treatment
    It’s Taco Tuesday and everyone is happy; everyone but you. While you might love tacos you just know the burning pain you’re going to experience the minute you put that Read more
  • Do I Need a Colonoscopy?
    Colorectal cancer is on the rise, particularly in young adults. While this is alarming, it is important to know that your gastroenterologist has an effective way to prevent and even Read more
  • How We Treat Hepatitis
    If you have been diagnosed with a form of hepatitis, chances are good that your doctor has referred you to a specialist. A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in Read more
  • What To Do for Reoccurring Constipation
    Sure, we know that no one really wants to talk about their bowels; however, when something just isn’t working properly, embarrassment goes right out the window as you search for Read more
  • Finding Treatment for a Rectocele
    Rectocele, better known as posterior vaginal prolapse, results from a weakening of the tissue that lies between the vagina and rectum (the rectovaginal septum). This can lead to a bulge Read more
  • What Is Achalasia?
    The esophagus is a tube that directs food from the throat to the stomach. Achalasia is a rare swallowing disorder that makes it more challenging for both foods and liquids Read more
  • What Is an Anal Fistula?
    The inside of the anus is lined with small glands. These glands can be infected when the mucus they secrete gets blocked. This leads to an abscess. Unfortunately, if the Read more