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What A Gastroenterologist Can Help To Treat

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

Gastroenterology is a field of medicine that examines the digestive functions of the body in depth. It requires several years of study, long past traditional general practice, and expertise that’s only acquired through hands-on training. The gastroenterologist can help to manage, treat and/or cure a multitude of ills including the following: Constipation or Incontinence: Not […]

When You May Need To See A Gastroenterologist

Friday, June 29th, 2012

Are you suffering from a bout of  pain, and are considering visiting the gastroenterologist?   First, check in with your family doctor to see if the pain or symptoms being experienced are less severe than anticipated. If you’re however experiencing consistent heartburn, abdominal pain or another stomach-related illness, ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist, […]

Precautionary Methods For Gastroenterology Diseases

Monday, June 25th, 2012

When speaking of precautionary measures for diseases that affect the digestive tract, this varies based on the specific disease being discussed. However, as a general rule of thumb, patients can exercise preventative methods like: Eating a nutritionally balanced diet Getting regular screenings with a gastroenterologist Exercising three or more times per week Practicing hygienic practices […]

Specific Conditions That Require A Gastroenterologist’s Care

Monday, June 25th, 2012

This post focuses on the top conditions that require a gastroenterologist, either for screening, treatment or both: Colon Cancer – This is an extremely popular type of cancer, with rates that have soared in recent years. The risk factors go up as people age, and even more so if there’s family history in the patient. […]

The HIPAA Privacy Rule

Monday, June 25th, 2012

What’s the HIPPA privacy rule? Let’s take a look: When a patient is diagnosed with an illness like hepatitis for instance, there will likely be many concerns about privacy.  Most gastroenterology treatments involve intimate care, and as such, patients will sometimes feel uncomfortable delving into details about their private issues. Rest assured however, that your […]

How Gastroenterology Is Saving Lives

Monday, June 25th, 2012

For each specialist in the medical field, lies life-saving strategies that are performed each year. In the field of gastroenterology, early detections for colorectal cancer can be diagnosed through scheduling regular screenings. The recommended times are once every five years. Like colon cancer screenings, other evaluations are best performed by a gastroenterologist, due to the […]

Excessive Belching and Bloating

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Sometimes belching and bloating may seem like a nuisance. Other times, it can affect one’s quality of life when the occurrence is repetitive. Common Factors That Affect Belching and Bloating: The Types of Foods Eaten – some legumes are infamous for causing gas (think beans). Also foods that contain lactose may cause excessive gas in […]

Obesity and Gastroenterology

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Being overweight is directly related to gastroenterology for the following reasons: Added risk of gastroenterological disorders As the liver processes foods, eating too much can over expend normal use The condition can cause cancers, heart diseases and exacerbate ulcers and Crohn’s disease Manifestation into non-alcoholic fatty liver disease Bottom line, obesity affect all parts of […]

Treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Monday, June 11th, 2012

A good percentage of  Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBD), without even being aware of it. This is because the symptoms can be mistaken for other. Common types of IBDs include: Crohn’s Disease – which mostly causes inflammation in different parts of the digestive tract. Ulcers – This also causes inflammation, which is usually […]

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