Food intolerances may have some of the same symptoms as allergies, such as an upset stomach and diarrhea, but they’re very different conditions. Read on to better understand gastrointestinal intolerances and how to manage if you’ve been diagnosed with one.
A bout of diarrhea is inconvenient, unpleasant … even miserable … but it usually resolves within a few days. If you have diarrhea that lasts longer, it could indicate a medical problem. Learn when you should seek medical care for diarrhea.
If you’re suffering from digestive distress that includes heartburn, nausea, or swallowing problems, an upper endoscopy may be ordered to help with diagnosis. The procedure gives us a direct view of your esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.
People with Type 2 diabetes are at a greater risk of developing colon cancer, and when diagnosed, they have a lower chance of survival. Learn more about the connection between these conditions and how early diagnosis can save your life.
You may have constipation on occasion, but when it’s chronic – you suffer. Your diet can contribute to regular bouts of constipation. Learn which foods to avoid and what to eat instead to normalize your bowels.
It’s terrifying to find blood in your stool, but it’s not always a cause for concern. Many benign conditions can cause red streaks to show up on toilet paper or turn your stool tarry colored. Here’s what blood in your stool could mean.
When the upper part of your stomach bulges through the muscle that separates your abdomen and chest, you have a hiatal hernia. Small versions don’t cause symptoms, but larger hernias can interfere with eating and comfortable digestion.
If you’re challenged to swallow liquids, foods, or even your own saliva, it could be a very real medical condition known as dysphagia. Here’s information about this serious condition and how to avoid its potentially dangerous complications.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease, called GERD for short, is chronic acid reflux that can seriously affect your quality of life. Knowing your triggers, which include foods, medications, and lifestyle habits, can help keep your symptoms to a minimum.
Rectal bleeding can be scary, but a bit of pink or bright red on your toilet tissue is most often a sign of a minor condition such as hemorrhoids. But if you have blood in your stool, there may be another cause.
An occasional bout of constipation is normal. But if it becomes chronic, interfering with your daily quality of life, you deserve relief from the cramping and discomfort. Sometimes you should seek medical support for constipation.
Rectal bleeding may be no cause for concern, such as in the case of hemorrhoids. But it can be a sign of a major health issue. To be prudent, get checked to be sure the blood in your stool isn’t a sign of a major problem.
Inflammatory bowel disease leaves your gastrointestinal tract chronically inflamed. Our gastroenterology experts can help you manage your symptoms so each day is more tolerable and you avoid long-term damage.
Gastroesophageal reflux disease causes stomach contents and acid to back up in your esophagus and cause uncomfortable burning. Eating correctly and making other lifestyle changes can help you feel better.
Colon cancer is one of the most curable types of cancer -- when it’s caught early. A colonoscopy is an essential screening test that can make a difference in detecting colon cancer when it’s most treatable.
Struggles to get to the clinic? Trying to reduce your exposure to COVID-19, as well as other contagious illnesses, and still need to see your doctor? Telehealth is safe and easy — receive quality care from anywhere.
In the majority of cases, diarrhea is brief and resolves on its own. In some instances though, it can be a warning sign that something else is going on. Know when diarrhea warrants a trip to our office to get checked out.
Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s are inflammatory bowel diseases that can range from mild to debilitating. Both conditions have many things in common, but there are important differences you should know.
There are some telltale signs that can help determine whether your bellyache is due to that extra slice of apple pie or something more serious that requires an immediate medical evaluation. Read on to learn how to spot the difference.
For those approaching the half-century mark, a colonoscopy can be a source of dread. Believe it or not, a colonoscopy may not be as bad as you think, and we’re going to back this up with seven reasons.
Rectal bleeding is often caused by easily-treated conditions such as hemorrhoids, but it can also indicate a more serious medical concern. It’s important to see a specialist who can confirm the source of the bleeding and provide treatment.
There’s no need to live with the pain and burning of acid reflux. As Dr. Pothuri explains, there are many things you can do to reduce the occurrence of reflux, without the need to resort to medication. Give these front line home treatments a try.