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Stomach Issues Solved

Posted - 05/12/2015
When visiting a gastroenterology doctor, there are a few things to remember. You need to give the doctor as much information as possible about your condition. The doctor won't be able to help if he doesn't know what's going on with your system. Some conditions require surgery, and if you fall into one of these categories, then i...

Signs You May Need A Gastroenterologist

Posted - 04/07/2015
Most people do not consider the health of their stomach or lower gut until a problem arises. When something happens to cause pain or discomfort, the patient often does not know which doctor to turn to. Most patients call their family physician, but are confused when a trip to a gastroenterologist is suggested.   A gastroen...

Common Causes of Diarrhea

Posted - 03/26/2015
Diarrhea is not usually a big concern but instead is a problem that will quickly run its course. It consists of frequent loose, watery stools. One of the most common causes of diarrhea is a viral infection of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the stomach flu. In addition, you may find that you have certain food allergies or se...

Don’t Forget the Fiber

Posted - 02/10/2015
Doctors everywhere promote diets high in fiber but fail to explain why. Fiber, in our diet, is usually cellulose, the material that makes up plant cell walls. Our stomachs can't digest it hence why when you eat corn, you can later see it in your stool. The reason this is important is that the fiber acts as a cleaning agent in ou...

How Parents Can Help a Child Prepare for a Gastroenterology Examination

Posted - 01/13/2015
Prepare Children Adults are not the only age group that benefits from visiting a gastroenterologist for digestive problems. There are gastroenterology clinics that understand the specialized needs of children and adolescents. While adults may understand the procedures required during a gastroenterology examination, teenagers an...

Take Your Probiotics!

Posted - 12/11/2014
Health experts are trying to persuade the public to consume more probiotics. They claim that probiotics are actually good for your digestive system. They further suggest that this good bacteria might help you with those more serious stomach problems. Well, the claim must have hit a home-run with food manufacturers. Probiotics ...
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