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  • Reasons You May Need a Colonoscopy
    Perhaps you’ve heard the news reports saying that everyone should get a colonoscopy after a certain age. Maybe you even remember when Katie Couric of the Today Show got a Read more
  • What Is Celiac Disease?
    Nowadays, hearing the term “celiac disease” seems rather commonplace. Perhaps you even know someone who has it; however, many people assume celiac disease and gluten intolerance are the same things, Read more
  • Dealing With Constipation
    Constipation is the source of plenty of jokes. However, if you deal with it--even occasionally--constipation isn't funny; you just want it resolved. Your gastroenterologist helps many patients with constipation, uncovering Read more
  • What Keeps Your Digestive System Healthy
    An upset stomach can throw your whole day into a loop. Whether you’ve got heartburn, gas, constipation, or bloating, it’s an uncomfortable feeling. A good healthy stomach means you’ll experience Read more
  • Treatment Options For Frequent Heartburn
    When the natural stomach acid produced during digestion reaches your esophagus, it causes what is known as Heartburn or Acid Reflux. It feels like stomach or chest pain, or possibly Read more
  • Hemorrhoids - 10 Things GI Doctors Want You to Know
    You dread going to the toilet. You find it difficult to sit comfortably – even in your favorite chair. Your bottom hurts – and when it doesn’t hurt, it itches. Read more
  • Constipation – It's time to see a Doctor | Arshad Malik, MD
    Everyone poops. But lately you’ve been having trouble in that area. Long trips to the restroom at work, or the privacy of your own bathroom – but nothing’s happening, and Read more
  • 2019 Colon Cancer Awareness Month
    Promoting the awareness of colon cancer is a cornerstone of my practice and is particularly important in March with it being colon cancer awareness month. This year I wanted to Read more
  • Which Diet Is Best for Your Digestive Health?
    When you hear the word ‘diet’, you may think mostly of your waistline after the holidays, or of the latest fad diet that’s doing the rounds on Facebook and all Read more
  • The Truth: How does Alcohol affect Your Digestive Health?
    Have you noticed how other people love to refill your glass at parties? Often when you still have half your drink left! Alcohol can be a great social lubricant. But Read more
  • New Colon Cancer Screening Starting Age
    The American Cancer Society (ACS) has recently updated their starting age recommendation for colon cancer screening to now begin at age 45 for people of average risk. This change is Read more
  • 10 Gut Healthy Summer Foods
    Summertime is here and that means your calendars are probably filled with fun summer activities. Many of us will be running around dropping the kids off at summer camps or Read more
  • 5 Science-Backed Benefits of Exercise on Your Digestion
    We all know what we eat significantly affects the health of our digestion but what many don’t realize, is what’s also important is how much we move. Exercise not only Read more
  • Open Access Colonoscopy
    Open Access Colonoscopy An Open Access Colonoscopy allows qualifying patients in the Plano, TX area the ability to schedule a colonoscopy without having an office visit with their gastroenterologist prior to Read more
  • Gluten Sensitivity - Symptoms and Diet | Arshad Malik, MD
    Many media publications have reported over the past few years that gluten sensitivity for those without Celiac disease is not a real condition. That inaccuracy and gluten related questions from Read more
  • Probiotics - worth the money? | Arshad Malik, MD
    Which Probiotic is Best for My Gut? As a gastroenterologist in Plano, TX I receive a lot of questions from my patients regarding bacteria in our digestive system. With Read more