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  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 5, 2015
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    Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a disease of the bile ducts, which carry the digestive liquid, bile, from your liver to your small intestine. In primary sclerosing cholangitis, inflammation causes scars within the bile ducts. These scars make the ducts hard and narrow and gradually cause serious liver damage. InRead More
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 5, 2015
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    Primary biliary cholangitis, or PBC, is a chronic, or long-term, disease that very gradually damages and eventually destroys the medium-sized bile ducts within the liver. Bile is a digestive liquid that is made in the liver and, through the bile ducts, travels to the small intestine to help in digestionRead More
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 5, 2015
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    Eosinophilic esophagitis (“EE”) is one of many types of esophagitis (inflammation of the esophagus). It is not as common as acid reflux esophagitis, but has many of the same symptoms. In many cases in fact there is a combination of acid reflux and “EE”. EE is caused by an abnormalRead More
  • IBS & SIBO

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    As those who suffer from IBS know, IBS is a frustrating and chronic condition, which can cause constipation, bloat and/or diarrhea, along with other bothersome symptoms and often times varied food intolerances. Though basically we still don’t know what causes IBS, there are new ideas that are being studied andRead More
  • Food Allergies and Intolerance

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    Few areas cause our patients more confusion than a food allergy, food intolerance and what this has to do with their digestive problems. Wherever you turn, there seems to be conflicting information; and your friends, relatives and lots of total strangers are happy to give you their opinions also. SomeRead More
  • Microscopic Colitis

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    Microscopic colitis is inflammation of the bowel that is only visible using a microscope. Microscopic colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which refers to a group of conditions that causes inflammation in the bowel due to an excessive build-up of white blood cells in the bowel lining.Read More
  • Gases

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    Gas is of two general types–air you swallow and gases that are produced inside you. Having gas is completely normal. The most common types of gas are belching and flatus. Belching is a normal reflex that allows the stomach to expel gas back up the esophagus, but most people don’tRead More
  • Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    Many people suffer from episodes or long-lasting upper abdominal indigestion (discomfort, pain, nausea, bloating, gas pain, heartburn), which we call non-ulcer dyspepsia (or NUD). This is when indigestion occurs and there is no evidence of damage to the esophagus, stomach, duodenum or other organs and yet the symptoms occur. AtRead More
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia

    By serena kenareki on August 28, 2015
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    Your blood work shows a form of anemia that appears to be from iron deficiency. What do these mean and what to do? Below are some answered questions to help you understand this condition.
  • Metabolic Syndrome

    By serena kenareki on August 28, 2015
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    Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Having just one of these conditions doesn’t mean you have metabolicRead More