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  • Obalon Balloon Weight Loss System: What Are You Waiting For?

    Obalon Balloon Weight Loss System: What Are You Waiting For?

    Today, more Americans are aware of the importance of maintaining a healthy body mass index. Despite this, many people find that they are unable to lose weight no matter what they do.

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  • What to Expect at Your First Gastroenterology Consultation

    What to Expect at Your First Gastroenterology Consultation

    Are you anxious about your first appointment with a gastroenterologist? What to expect at your first gastroenterology consultation would really depend on your symptoms, but for the most part, it is quite like visiting your regular doctor.

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  • Can You Become Lactose Intolerant at Any Age?

    Can You Become Lactose Intolerant at Any Age?

    As newborn babies, we are almost totally dependent on milk for sustenance and our bodies produce plenty of the enzyme lactase, which is necessary for digestion of lactose - a type of sugar present in milk.

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  • National Celiac Awareness Day

    National Celiac Awareness Day

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that damages the lining of your small intestine, interferes with the absorption of vital nutrients, and can cause serious complications. In children, it may manifest as a bloated stomach, poor appetite, chronic diarrhea, muscle wasting, and a failure to thrive.

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  • Tips to Avoid the Most Common Digestive Problems

    Tips to Avoid the Most Common Digestive Problems

    Digestive problems can often be a source of embarrassment. Most people are hesitant to admit they have a problem, let alone seek treatment.

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  • What is Gastroparesis and am I at risk?

    What is Gastroparesis and am I at risk?

    The month of August is devoted to raising awareness about gastroparesis – a misunderstood condition that can have a devastating effect on your quality of life.

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  • Maintaining Digestive Health on Vacation

    Maintaining Digestive Health on Vacation

    It’s the first day of vacation, and you have your bags packed and a whole itinerary chalked out. A large section of your “Must Visit” list, usually includes eateries you must visit and local cuisines you must try. However, if you are not careful, you can get a digestive problem that can put a damper on your trip.

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  • 5 Tips for Hemorrhoid Prevention

    5 Tips for Hemorrhoid Prevention

    For something so painful, you will be surprised how easy it is to avoid and stay abreast of hemorrhoids. A hemorrhoid is a common condition that is characterized by swollen blood vessels in your rectum and anus. These can make your trips to the restroom a very painful and unpleasant experience.

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  • Do you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

    Do you have Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)?

    Most people have experienced the occasional acid reflux after a heavy meal or when lying down with a burning sensation in the chest (heartburn) that may spread up to the throat leaving a sour taste in the mouth. If you experience these symptoms regularly (at least twice a week), you may be suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease.

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  • Celebrate Men's Health Month with a Screening

    Celebrate Men's Health Month with a Screening

    The importance of going for a health checkup at the right time cannot be overstated. This is especially true for some men who tend to follow the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” philosophy. Unfortunately, good health is not something you can afford to take for granted. Just like any highly complex and intricate machine, your body needs a regular checkup.

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