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How to Tell if You Have a Foodborne Illness

Some sicknesses can settle in fast. In the case of a foodborne illness, you may never see it coming. While the symptoms are undeniable, finding the root of the cause can often be difficult. And because of that, it can take a while to recover from the illness. At the office of Dr. Tabib, gastroenterologist … Continue reading How to Tell if You Have a Foodborne Illness

Do You Need a Gastroenterologist?

Do you struggle with pain in your digestive system? Have you reported symptoms of abdominal pain, heartburn, constipation, or more? Dealing with consistent pain and discomfort in the lower abdomen can be a difficult experience all around. It’s important that, when you see the signs of consistent symptoms, it might be time to invest in … Continue reading Do You Need a Gastroenterologist?

What Causes Intestinal Adhesion?

If you have been experiencing increased pain around your lower abdomen or strange cramping in your belly, you may be showing signs of an intestinal adhesion. While intestinal adhesions usually do not present with obvious symptoms, patients often cite lower abdomen discomfort during their initial appointment. These adhesions can be quite severe, so be sure … Continue reading What Causes Intestinal Adhesion?

Managing Symptoms of IBS

If you have constant stomach pains, experience frequent bathroom uses, or have difficulty with your digestive functions, you may be experiencing irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS is a common digestive problem that has previously only been treated through medication. However, as more studies are done on the condition, more research has indicated that diet … Continue reading Managing Symptoms of IBS

Preventing Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is one of the more common types of cancer diagnosed in the United States. This type of cancer develops in either the colon or rectum, which attributes its name. Your colon and rectum are located at the base of your large intestine and together they store stool before it is removed from your … Continue reading Preventing Colorectal Cancer

What is the Difference Between Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis?

Diverticulosis is a condition that occurs when small pouches, called diverticula, develop in your digestive tract. In some cases, these small pouches become infected or inflamed, which is a condition called diverticulitis. Though these two conditions are directly related and quite similar, the difference between them is that one, diverticulosis, leads to another, diverticulitis.   … Continue reading What is the Difference Between Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis?

Should I be Concerned with Blood in the Toilet?

Because all bleeding is considered abnormal, if you are experiencing rectal bleeding, you need to be evaluated by a medical professional. Whether it is regular or infrequent, seeking medical attention is extremely important to establish that it is not symptomatic of a much larger issue.   We are predisposed to thinking of the worst-case scenario … Continue reading Should I be Concerned with Blood in the Toilet?

How to Tell if You Have a Peptic Ulcer

A peptic ulcer is an open sore that develops on the inner lining of your stomach and the upper portion of your small intestine. They can include a gastric ulcer on the inside of the stomach and duodenal ulcers that develop on the inside of your small intestine. It is important that if you experience … Continue reading How to Tell if You Have a Peptic Ulcer

How to Prevent Food Poisoning

Anyone can get sick from food poisoning. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six Americans gets sick from foodborne illness. Whether you experience a mild discomfort (i.e. upset stomach) or require a trip to the hospital depends on how strong your immune system is. For more information on combatting … Continue reading How to Prevent Food Poisoning

Creating Your Pancreatitis Diet

Pancreatitis is a medical condition that is the result of the presence of active digestive enzymes inside pancreas. The pancreas produces enzymes as part of the body’s natural digestive process, but they are not supposed to become active while inside the pancreas. This is when chronic inflammation of the pancreas can occur, which can be … Continue reading Creating Your Pancreatitis Diet