Latest Articles by Gastroenterology Associates

Celiac Disease: How to Identify Symptoms

Consult a gastroenterologist for an accurate diagnosis of celiac disease, since symptoms manifest differently for people and can often be overlooked or mistaken for other gluten-sensitivity disorders.
September 21, 2021

Celiac disease is often misunderstood and can go undiagnosed because of its similarity with other disorders. Symptoms can manifest differently for people based on factors such as age and gender, and recognizing them on your own can be difficult.   


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What Is Lynch Syndrome?

Lynch syndrome is a genetically inherited condition that predisposes carriers to developing a variety of cancers at younger ages.
September 14, 2021

Genetics and family history can often play a significant role in a person’s health, and those who have a strong history of certain cancers within their family can benefit from speaking to their doctor and inquiring about Lynch syndrome.


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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Eosinophilic esophagitis is a chronic immune system disorder that can cause inflammation or damage to the esophagus, resulting in difficulty eating and swallowing.
August 06, 2021

Those with esophageal inflammation experiencing difficulty swallowing or frequently getting food stuck in their esophagus may be diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis. This relatively newly recognized disease can result in damage to the lining of your esophagus, which can worsen over time if untreated.


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Eating After Esophageal Dilation

Though it's minimally invasive, esophageal dilation can cause pain and discomfort as you heal. Here's how to start eating again after the procedure.
March 12, 2021

If you experience difficulty swallowing, your doctor may recommend esophageal dilation—a non-surgical, endoscopic procedure that carefully stretches your esophagus to counteract abnormal narrowing. Aftercare includes paying particular attention to your diet, as dilation can cause bruising and soreness.


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How To Improve Your Gut Health

The gut, sometimes called the "second brain," is an often overlooked but central part of overall health. Here's how to improve your gut health.
March 01, 2021

The gut plays an important, though often overlooked, role in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. There’s a direct connection between your gut microbiome and management of digestive diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Furthermore, research indicates that poor gut health can exacerbate depression and anxiety. In short: Actively working toward improving your gut health can potentially help with your overall physical and mental well being.


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Gastroenterology Associates Is Joining Northwell Health

Gastroenterology Associates will join Northwell Health Physician Partners so we can expand our services and thus enhance our ability to serve patients.
October 26, 2020

It is our great pleasure to announce that on November 2, 2020, we will be joining Northwell Health and its physician organization, Northwell Health Physician Partners.

We will continue to provide care for you in our current office at 106 Charles Lindbergh Blvd., Uniondale, and will maintain privileges at NYU-Winthrop Hospital.


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Living With Celiac Disease

Living with celiac disease used to be challenging. Now, thanks to a widespread understanding of the disorder, it doesn't have to be.
August 13, 2020

Not long ago, being diagnosed with celiac disease was a lifetime sentence of extremely limited choices. Gluten-free breads and pastas were rare and pricey, and going out to eat at restaurants meant not only explaining your allergy but likely being relegated to the salads or, if you were lucky, a soup or two.


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LICDH Will Be Re-Opening On June 1

Gastroenterology Associates will continue telemedicine appointments for the foreseeable future, and Long Island Center for Digestive Health will re-open starting June 1, 2020.
May 26, 2020

 


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