15
Sep.
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How The Digestive System Impacts Healthy Aging: A Guide For Seniors

September is Healthy Aging Month. A lot of changes occur in our bodies as we age. Some of these changes are external, like wrinkles or greying hair. But other changes are happening inside our bodies, where we can’t see them. One significant change that occurs as we age is a slower digestive system. A slower […]


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15
Aug.
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The Consequences of Untreated Digestive Diseases

Digestive diseases are a common and costly problem in the United States. They can cause various symptoms, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Left untreated, they can lead to serious complications, such as malnutrition, dehydration, and even death. What’s your digestive system? Your digestive system is a long, coiled tube that starts at your mouth […]


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15
Jul.
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How A Balanced Diet Can Improve Your Digestive Health

The gut is often called the “second brain” because it plays a significant role in digestion and mood. When the gut isn’t happy, it can impact our digestion, leading to problems such as constipation, diarrhea, and IBS. Other consequences may include anxiety and depression. Thankfully, we can do some simple things to keep our gut […]


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15
Jun.
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Keys to Monitoring GI Health

Abdominal issues are uncomfortable. The pressure and bloating can make you feel sluggish, making it hard to concentrate on tasks. If abdominal issues progress, it has the potential to be debilitating.  What can make matters worse is not knowing what’s causing it.  While most abdominal issues are minor, there is cause for concern if they […]


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15
May.
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Upper GI Endoscopy: Preparation and Recovery

Your doctor might prescribe an upper GI endoscopy as routine screening. Or to take a look at your upper GI tract following specific triggers or symptoms. The endoscopy procedure provides the doctor with a real-time visual image of your upper digestive system to confirm diagnoses or treat upper GI conditions. The procedure is conducted in […]


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15
Apr.
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Capsule Endoscopy: The Easiest Endoscopic Procedure Ever?

Generally, patients who need to have an endoscopic procedure tend to feel a little nervous. Even with a doctor’s reasoning and explanation of a procedure, one cannot know what to expect if they’ve never had endoscopy before. Also, endoscopy doesn’t describe one procedure for all screenings, there are different types of endoscopic procedures that a […]


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15
Mar.
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Know the Symptoms of Esophageal Varices

There are a number of potentially serious medical conditions that are not well-known to the average person. It’s safe to say that esophageal varices can be included in this list. In our specialty, we are well aware of the signs of this condition and the treatments that can help preserve a patient’s well-being. Here, we […]


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15
Feb.
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What You Want to Know About Your Colonoscopy

At some point in your life, your doctor will recommend that you have a colonoscopy. This screening may be performed to find the potential cause of changes in bowel habits, rectal bleeding, or abdominal pain. It is also a preventive screening that adults are advised to have done starting at age 45. During the colonoscopy, […]


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15
Jan.

Reasons You May Need an Endoscopy

Diagnostic tests like x-rays, blood work, and mammograms are essential aspects of medical management. Endoscopy services are less well-known but no less important in helping doctors diagnose and manage various conditions. An endoscopy is a test that allows a doctor to observe and evaluate certain parts of the digestive tract, such as the stomach, colon, […]


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15
Dec.

What to Expect During and After Upper Endoscopy

Endoscopic exams and treatments can feel stressful. We find that patients who know what to expect during and after their procedure are much more comfortable and less anxious about their upper or lower endoscopy. Here, we discuss what happens during an upper endoscopy and how to expedite recovery from this minor examination. Upper endoscopy is […]


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