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  • IBS & SIBO

    By Jasmine Saleh on October 14, 2017
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    IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS) an SMALL INTESTINE BACTERIAL OVERGROWTH (SIBO) 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,Read More
  • 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

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    The healthy gastrointestinal tract produces anywhere between 3 bowel movements a day to 3 per week. While majority of people experience constipation, diarrhea, bloating and gas at one point or another, about 20 % of the general population experiences these symptoms frequently and over a prolonged period of time. IrritableRead 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
  • Gas

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    There are two ways in which we collect gas. First, we naturally swallow small amounts of air when we eat and drink or due to habits such as smoking, chewing gum, and drinking carbonated beverages. Second, bowel gases are produced from naturally occurring colonic bacteria, which digest (ferment) complex carbohydratesRead More
  • Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia

    By Jasmine Saleh on September 4, 2015
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    Non-Ulcer Dyspepsia, also known as functional dyspepsia, is best described as having symptoms of indigestion and pain similar to that of an ulcer – but with no sign of damage to the esophagus, stomach, or other GI organs. Individuals with NUD may suffer from long-lasting episodes of upper abdominal indigestionRead 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.