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  • Heartburn or GERD?

    Heartburn or GERD?

    The burning pain characteristic of heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. It involves the digestive system. Back flow of stomach acid into the esophagus causes irritation of the delicate esophageal lining which is experienced as burning in the chest that in some cases may move up to the throat or may be located behind the breast bone. Heartburn may be felt immediately after eating, when bending over, or when lying down.

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  • Exercises that Help with Digestion

    Exercises that Help with Digestion

    Healthy digestion depends on interconnected organs that work together to breakdown the food you eat into nutrients that are used by the body for energy, repair, and growth.

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  • Understanding Your IBS Diagnosis

    Understanding Your IBS Diagnosis

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common diagnoses made by gastroenterologists. Common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. This condition affects about 20% of the population of North America.

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  • Is It Your Year to Lose Weight?

    Is It Your Year to Lose Weight?

    In the year 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) officially designated obesity as a disease. With about 70% of people above the age of 20 either overweight or obese, medical professionals are constantly looking for new ways to help people lose weight.

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  • Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    Tips to Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

    Fun & feasting during the holiday season can quickly result in undesirable weight gain if you are not careful. What’s worse is according to research statistics, the pounds you put on during the holidays are the most difficult to lose.

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  • The Most Common Liver Problems and How to Avoid Them

    The Most Common Liver Problems and How to Avoid Them

    Your liver is one of the largest organs in your body. It is present just behind your ribcage on the right side of your abdomen. Everything you eat, drink, breathe, or absorb through your skin eventually reaches your liver

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  • Recognizing the Symptoms of Gallstones

    Recognizing the Symptoms of Gallstones

    Pain from a gallbladder attack can come on suddenly and be downright scary! That’s why recognizing symptoms of gallstones can help you stay calm and seek appropriate treatment.

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  • GERD Awareness Week

    GERD Awareness Week

    Almost everyone experiences heartburn at some point in their lives. However, if your heartburn symptoms occur on a weekly basis or do not resolve with medications, you may be suffering from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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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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