Patient Education

Acid Reflux (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)

What is acid reflux? — Acid reflux is when the acid that is normally in your stomach backs up into the esophagus, tube that carries food from your mouth to your stomach. Another term for acid reflux is “gastroesophageal reflux disease,” or GERD. What are the symptoms of acid reflux? — The symptoms include: ●Burning… » Read More

Barrett’s Esophagus

What is Barrett’s esophagus? — Barrett’s esophagus is a condition that affects the esophagus (the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach). When people have Barrett’s esophagus, the normal cells in the lower part of their esophagus are replaced by a different type of cell. Barrett’s esophagus is usually caused by acid… » Read More

Barrett’s Esophagus-Managing The Risks

Patients with acid reflux should know that there is a risk over the long term of developing Barrett’s Esophagus (BE), when the lower esophageal squamous mucosa transforms into intestinal metaplasia. And you know that there is the potential for the Barrett’s mucosa to progress to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). It is a growing dilemma as the… » Read More

Constipation

What is constipation? — Constipation is a common problem that makes it hard to have bowel movements. Your bowel movements might be: ●Too hard ●Too small ●Hard to get out ●Happening fewer than 3 times a week What causes constipation? — Constipation can be caused by: ●Side effects of some medicines ●Poor diet ●Diseases of… » Read More

Crohn Disease

What is Crohn disease? — Crohn disease is a disorder that can cause diarrhea, belly pain, and other symptoms that affect the digestive tract. The digestive tract is the part of the body and takes in and breaks down food. It includes the mouth, the stomach, and the intestines. When it is working normally, the body’s immune… » Read More
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