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Five Habits that Can Alleviate Acid Reflux May 12th, 2020

If you’re dealing with acid reflux, also known as heartburn, you’re aren’t alone. More than 60 million people in the United States experience heartburn at least once a month and an estimated 15 million Americans have daily bouts of acid reflux.  Without treatment, heartburn can cause serious health complications over...

Common Mistakes That Can Make Ulcerative Colitis Worse Apr 16th, 2020

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects an estimated 3 million adults in the United States. UC causes inflammation in the lining of the large intestine that results in small, painful ulcers. People with ulcerative colitis may experience weight loss, fatigue, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and bleeding. In...

Do Hernias Always Require Surgery? Mar 2nd, 2020

If you’ve been told that you have a hernia, it’s understandable to want to know whether you should choose to have surgery now or wait. It is your choice to have surgery, even if you don’t currently have symptoms. However, the “wait and see” approach may be an option in...

Who Is at Risk for IBS? Feb 1st, 2020

People with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have digestive symptoms such as cramping, bloating, gas, and abdominal pain. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and often flare up in an unpredictable fashion. While the condition doesn’t cause permanent damage to the gastrointestinal tract, it can significantly impact your quality...

Why Celiac Disease Is Underdiagnosed Jan 22nd, 2020

The vast majority of adults and children with celiac disease remain undiagnosed. This digestive disease affects men, women, and children of all backgrounds. Raising awareness of the symptoms and when you should seek professional help is a good way to help people who may have the condition. It’s important to...

Recognizing When Constipation Is an Emergency Dec 3rd, 2019

A bloated belly and abdominal discomfort are telltale signs of constipation when it’s been a few days since your last bowel movement. While occasional sluggish bowels usually aren’t a cause for concern, there are warning signs of a bigger problem that you should be aware of. Knowing when to sound...

Your Guide to Living with Lactose Intolerance Nov 14th, 2019

Do you feel uncomfortable after you consume dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and ice cream? You may be one of the 30 million to 50 million Americans who are affected by lactose intolerance.  Lactase is an enzyme produced in your intestine that helps you break down and digest lactose,...