Burping can help you feel less bloated, so while that action can bring with it some relief, it’s not exactly an action you want to be performing regularly throughout the day. The need to burp or belch could be caused by something as simple as a carbonated beverage that upsets the stomach, but if you […]
6 Common GI Tests For Stomach Pain
If you’re experiencing stomach pain or gastrointestinal discomfort, you want to figure out what’s causing the issue and the best way to treat it. But unlike a sprained ankle or a fractured finger, it’s not always easy to figure out exactly what’s causing your stomach discomfort, at least for the average individual. Gastrointestinal specialists have […]
How to Manage & Relieve Constipation
Constipation is an uncomfortable condition that is categorized by difficulty passing or the inability to pass stools. It can develop for a variety of reasons, and oftentimes it’s helpful to connect with a gastrointestinal specialist in order to pinpoint the underlying cause of constipation and the best ways to manage it. In today’s blog, we […]
How to Identify Signs of A Gluten Allergy
Gluten intolerance is a very common digestive allergy, but one major concern with the condition is that many people are unaware that they are dealing with a gluten reaction. They may chalk their symptoms up to overeating, eating a spicy meal or just consuming something that “didn’t agree with their system.” Having digestive discomfort once […]
5 Simple Tips For Improving Your Digestion
Digestive problems are quite common, but instead of working to correct these issues, many people just grit their teeth and deal with the discomfort. Not only is that uncomfortable in the short-term, but it won’t do anything to address the underlying issue in the long-term. Moreover, solutions are typically much more attainable than you may […]
What Conditions Can Video Capsule Endoscopy Diagnose?
Video capsule endoscopy is a technologically advanced procedure that allows a specialist to view a number of different gastrointestinal systems with little to no discomfort to the patient. During the procedure, the patient will swallow a small pill-like object that contains a miniaturized camera inside. This camera passes through your digestive system, taking pictures for […]
What Is Watermelon Stomach & How Is It Treated?
While a watermelon may be a tasty summertime snack, watermelon stomach is something much less enjoyable that tends to develop in older adults for a number of different reasons. A gastrointestinal specialist can help to diagnose and treat the condition if you’re starting to deal with any uncomfortable symptoms in the stomach area or along […]
The Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options For Gastrointestinal Fistulas
A gastrointestinal fistula (GIF) is a condition categorized by an abnormal opening in your digestive tract that allows gastric fluids to seep through the lining of your intestines or stomach. If fluid is leaking out of your intestinal tract, you’re at a heightened risk for infection or other potentially harmful issues. In today’s blog, we […]
What Is Dyspepsia And How Is It Treated?
Dyspepsia is one of the most common health issues in the world that most people aren’t familiar with, as it affects roughly 30 percent of the population. However, you’re probably familiar with it by another name – indigestion. Indigestion is actually a symptom of a larger problem, and it can lead to a range of […]