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How Does an Upper Endoscopy Work?

Are you experiencing symptoms of nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, or severe indigestion? What about abdominal pain? Do you have a discomfort in your digestive tract that is preventing you from eating or breathing normally?   An endoscopy is the perfect procedure for assessing and diagnosing any ailments relating to the digestive system. In particular, an … Continue reading How Does an Upper Endoscopy Work?

What Are the Most Difficult Foods to Digest?

The composition of some foods makes them difficult to digest and it can cause unpleasant symptoms of bloating, cramps, diarrhea, or upset stomach. Below is a list of foods to avoid when you’re having digestive problems.   For more eating tips and gastrointestinal treatments, allow Dr. Siamak to answer any questions you may have. As … Continue reading What Are the Most Difficult Foods to Digest?

How Do Abdominal Adhesions Form?

Abdominal adhesions are among the most common causes of symptoms involving the abdominal area. More specifically, they are the most common reason for blockage and obstruction of the bowels.   For a consultation with a gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, click here. What Are Abdominal Adhesions? Abdominal adhesions refer to fibrous scar tissue that forms inside … Continue reading How Do Abdominal Adhesions Form?

Your Guide to Pancreatitis

Inflammation of the pancreas due to digestive enzymes is known as pancreatitis. Your pancreas produces digestive enzymes that become active when they get to the small intestine. They help your body to break down fats, proteins and carbohydrates during the process of digestion. Sometimes the enzymes become active in the pancreas and this will cause … Continue reading Your Guide to Pancreatitis

Best Foods for an Upset Stomach

An upset stomach can be caused by various things and it is never any fun to get that queasy feeling. Often, you want to eat but you do not want to upset your stomach further. These are some of the best foods for an upset stomach you can try at home. Ginger Ginger is also … Continue reading Best Foods for an Upset Stomach

Top Causes of Foodborne Illness

When you eat foods that are contaminated with bacteria or their toxins or pathogens like parasites and viruses, you often develop a foodborne illness. You may just have an upset stomach or it may be more serious and you could suffer with diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal cramps, and dehydration. Most foodborne illnesses go undiagnosed and … Continue reading Top Causes of Foodborne Illness

Foods to Avoid with an Inflamed Colon

When you’ve got an inflamed colon, you want to do your absolute best to avoid foods that will irritate your system. Whatever the cause, you want to eat easily digestible foods that will limit bowel movements to promote healing. However, it can hard to know what can make your colon worse off. Even some foods … Continue reading Foods to Avoid with an Inflamed Colon

Living with Reflux

While it is normal to experience some Gastro-esophageal Reflux (GER), Gastro-esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is something that needs to be addressed. GER is normal and occurs during and immediately after meals in infants, children, and adults. It is when the contents of the stomach wash up from the stomach into the esophagus and possibly even … Continue reading Living with Reflux

What is Diverticulitis?

  Diverticulitis occurs when the bulging sacs from inside the wall of the colon or large intestine become inflamed or infected.   Diverticula are pouches that develop when pressure increases against the inside walls of the colon and pushes outward. They are most common in the colon and large intestine but can also be found … Continue reading What is Diverticulitis?

The Difference in Gastric Balloons for Weight Loss Treatment

  Orbera and ReShape gastric balloon procedures are effective weight loss programs designed to help patients lose weight and keep the weight off by living a healthier lifestyle. Both of these procedures are non-surgical and offer very similar results in weight loss, but are there any differences?   Dr. Tabib performs gastric balloon procedures with … Continue reading The Difference in Gastric Balloons for Weight Loss Treatment