What is IBS and How To Treat It?

Millions of people worldwide suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). This gastrointestinal disorder is often difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to other disorders. IBS can cause abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms regularly, see your doctor for a diagnosis. Many treatments are available […]

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Celiac Disease: What You Need To Know

More than 3 million Americans have celiac disease, but many more are likely undiagnosed. Celiac disease is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects the small intestine. People with celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten. When they eat foods or use products that contain gluten, their immune system reacts by damaging the villi—the tiny, finger-like projections that […]

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The Causes and Symptoms of Pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is a condition that results when the pancreas becomes inflamed. The pancreas is responsible for producing digestive enzymes and insulin, so when it becomes inflamed, it can cause many problems with digestion and blood sugar levels. Pancreatitis can be acute or chronic, ranging in severity from mild to life-threatening. What are the causes? Although […]

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The Truth About Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are quite common, affecting up to 75% of the population at some point in their lives. They are usually caused by straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, or sitting on the toilet for extended periods. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external and may cause itching, pain, and bleeding. In most cases, hemorrhoids can be treated […]

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How Getting Screened Could Save Your Life

Did you know that one in three cancer deaths is preventable? And many of these cancers can be caught and treated early if people get screened regularly. That’s why getting screened for cancer, especially colon cancer is so important. That’s why getting screened for cancer, especially colon cancer, is so important. The earlier cancer is […]

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Barrett’s Esophagus: What You Need to Know

Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the tissue lining the esophagus changes, becoming more like the tissue lining the intestine. This change is thought to be caused by exposure to stomach acid, which occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) does not function properly. It is a complication of GERD or gastroesophageal reflux disease. […]

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The Basics of Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a common digestive condition that can impact people of all ages. It is characterized by inflammation, in the large intestine. While there is no cure for ulcerative colitis, treatments are available to help manage the symptoms. We will discuss the basics of ulcerative colitis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment options. We […]

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Crohn’s Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Crohn’s disease is a debilitating and often painful condition that can make everyday activities difficult to impossible. The symptoms can be both physically and emotionally draining, making it hard to maintain relationships, work, or go to school. There is no cure for Crohn’s Disease, but there are treatments available that can help manage the symptoms […]

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A Doctor’s Appointment that Saved a Life

“Dr. Sorbi saved my life.” For Barbara Varbero, it is as simple as that. In reality, her story is a complex tale involving an extremely rare tumor, a long and painful road to diagnosis, and ten years that she never thought she would live to see. Barbara’s story began in 2009, when she started to […]

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