When you walk down the aisle at the grocery store, you probably notice all the fancy descriptions food marketers use to pitch their products as a healthy option. Words like “organic,” “multi-grain” and “GMO-free” are all common descriptions, but maybe you’ve also seen foods marketed as “packed with probiotics” or “filled with prebiotics.” While you […]
What Are Abdominal Adhesions?
Abdominal adhesions are scar tissue that form between two or more abdominal organs or within an abdominal organ, like your small intestine. These adhesions are common in the wake of abdominal surgery as your body works to close incision sites. The tissue that ends up forming in these areas is a little more fibrous and […]
Treating SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Your small intestine plays a vital function in the processing and digestion of food, so if an issue develops in this area, it can cause a number of gastrointestinal symptoms. One such problem that can develop is SIBO, which stands for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Bacteria in your digestive symptom perform a crucial role in […]
What Are Gastric Headaches And How Are They Treated?
The gut-brain connection is more prevalent than most people realize. Not only do the nerves in your central nervous system and your GI tract form around the same time in a developing fetus, but this gut-brain connection remains prevalent as you grow as part of hormonal signaling and immune system activity. Because of this, it […]
5 Signs That Your Upset Stomach Isn’t Normal
We’ve all had to deal with stomach problems or digestive issues at some point in our life, but how can you tell if you’re just dealing with a passing battle with indigestion or there’s a more serious condition at play? In today’s blog, we share some of the signs that there may be more than […]
Lactose Intolerance – Causes, Symptoms And Treatment Options
Lactose intolerance is an extremely common condition in the United States and across the globe, with anywhere from 30-50 million Americans fitting the definition of being lactose intolerant. The condition is even more common among minority groups, affecting more than 80 percent of African Americans, Asian Americans and Native Americans. While it may not be […]
Learn About Gastroparesis During Gastroparesis Awareness Month
Among other things, August is recognized as Gastroparesis Awareness Month, and we wanted to do our part to bring attention to this somewhat common gastrointestinal condition. Gastroparesis is a medical condition that involves a disruption in the normal passage of food through the stomach and small intestine, disturbing the digestive process. In today’s blog, we […]
Can A Stomach Ulcer Go Away On Its Own?
More than 500,000 stomach ulcers are diagnosed in the United States every year, so if you haven’t dealt with one, odds are you know someone who has worked to overcome a stomach ulcer. Also known as peptic ulcers, they are painful sores that develop inside the lining of the digestive system. These ulcers commonly develop […]
Diagnosing & Treating Small Intestine Bleeding
Your small intestine helps to break down food as it passes through the digestive tract, but it can also sometimes be an area where bleeding develops. A bleed in your small intestine can lead to black or bloody stools, and it’s not an issue that should be ignored. In today’s blog, we take a closer […]