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What Causes Lactose Intolerance (And What You Can Do About It) Aug 13th, 2022

If drinking milk, snacking on yogurt, eating cheese, or treating yourself to ice cream leaves you with uncomfortable gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, you probably can’t digest lactose.  Lactose is a naturally occurring sugar found in milk and milk-based products. When you’re intolerant to lactose, your body doesn’t make enough lactase, the...

Avoid These Foods If You Have IBD Jul 1st, 2022

Many people have difficulty discerning which foods provide the best fuel and nutritional support for their bodies. But when you have an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) like Chron’s or colitis, making the right dietary choices can be even more challenging.  While health and nutrition are still top of mind when you’re...

Dangers of Untreated Constipation Jun 1st, 2022

The average person may easily pass stools as often as three times a day or as infrequently as three times a week. Being constipated typically means you have hard, dry, or lumpy stools that you pass fewer than three times a week, often with pain or difficulty.  Constipation is a frequent...

When Does Diarrhea Require a Medical Evaluation? May 1st, 2022

Virtually everyone experiences diarrhea from time to time: Loose, watery stools are a normal immune system response to food poisoning and many common infections; they’re also a routine side effect of antibiotics and gastrointestinal system food intolerances.  In most cases, diarrhea is acute, meaning it only lasts for a few days and...

How Medical Marijuana is Helping Relieve Abdominal Pain for IBS Patients Apr 1st, 2022

If you’ve been diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you’re not alone. As many as 45 million people in the United States — or up to 15% of Americans — live with this disruptive disorder and its wide-ranging symptoms at any given time. A persistent problem with unpredictable effects, IBS...

Know the New Guidelines for Colorectal Screenings: A Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life Mar 1st, 2022

Excluding certain types of skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosis — and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths — among men and women in the United States. In 2022, experts estimate that close to 150,000 Americans will develop this “silent” disease, and more than...

Bye Bye Biopsy: We Manage Fatty Liver Disease With Noninvasive Liver Fibroscan® 502 Touch Imaging Feb 14th, 2022

Your liver is a vital organ that performs many life-supporting functions, like removing toxins from your blood and converting food into energy. There are many conditions that affect the function of the liver, including hepatitis, cirrhosis, and fatty liver disease.  Most types of liver disease cause similar symptoms, such as...

Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jan 19th, 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...