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  • Gallstone Prevention: How to Avoid Gallstones with a Healthy Diet

    Gallstone Prevention: How to Avoid Gallstones with a Healthy Diet

    Gallstones are crystalline deposits that form in your gallbladder. They vary in size, ranging from as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball. About 30 million Americans have gallstones, but many aren’t even aware of their presence. Yet for others, the gallstones can trigger severe bloating, pain, nausea, and vomiting.

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  • What are the benefits of taking a probiotic?

    What are the benefits of taking a probiotic?

    Greater Houston Gastroenterology is the largest full-service gastroenterology group in the Houston metropolitan area, bringing high quality, cost-effective personalized care to patients from The Woodlands and North Houston to Sugar Land, Richmond, Pearland, and Angleton. Please reach out of us if you have questions or would like additional information.

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  • How to Survive Travel with Inflammatory Bowel Disease -IBD

    How to Survive Travel with Inflammatory Bowel Disease -IBD

    Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is hard enough but imagine what traveling with this condition would be like! It’s certainly not going to be a walk in the park, but that doesn’t mean you should let IBD interfere with your travel plans.

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  • Why Weight Loss Surgery is Right for You

    Why Weight Loss Surgery is Right for You

    The decision-making process to undergo weight loss surgery is a partnership between the patient and the surgeon. In order to facilitate that process, let’s look at some of the reasons why weight loss surgery might be the right option for you

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  • 7 Reasons You Should Not Ignore Heartburn

    7 Reasons You Should Not Ignore Heartburn

    Experiencing heartburn when bending over or lying down after heavy meal is something most people have experienced at some point in their lives. In fact, 60 million Americans have heartburn at least once a month. However, if gastric reflux which causes heartburn occurs on a regular basis, it could pose a significant health risk.

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  • Tips for Living with Celiac Disease (Celiac Awareness Month)

    Tips for Living with Celiac Disease (Celiac Awareness Month)

    It has been estimated that of the 3 million people in the US who live with celiac disease, only 5% are aware they have this condition. The remaining 95% suffer without knowing what is causing their gastrointestinal problems.

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  • The Facts about Crohn's Disease

    The Facts about Crohn's Disease

    Having to make frequent trips to the bathroom at the most inappropriate moments can be a cause for social embarrassment. This is a situation many people living with Crohn’s disease are very familiar with. It can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on your life.

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  • The Best and Worst Foods for Irritable Bowel Syndrome-IBS (IBS Awareness Month)

    The Best and Worst Foods for Irritable Bowel Syndrome-IBS (IBS Awareness Month)

    The month of April has been designated as IBS Awareness Month by the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders to help focus attention on irritable bowel disease


    – a condition that affects about 10-15% of the population causing GI symptoms such as stomach pain, cramping, bloating, constipation or diarrhea.

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  • Have You Had Your Screening? (Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)

    Have You Had Your Screening? (Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month)

    Colon cancer screening is a topic that may seem difficult to talk about, but it is a very important topic when you consider that nearly 1 in 18 people will develop colon cancer during their lifetime. March has been designated colon cancer awareness month with the goal of increasing colon cancer screening rates and offering hope to those diagnosed with the condition.

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  • Can Exercise Strengthen Your Digestive System?

    Can Exercise Strengthen Your Digestive System?

    A sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity can negatively impact your digestion resulting in problems such as constipation, bloating, and irritable bowel disease (IBS).

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