Latest Articles by Gastroenterology Associates

Understanding Upper Endoscopies: What You Need to Know

Upper endoscopies are safe and effective procedures utilizing an endoscope to detect and treat esophagus, stomach, and small intestine issues.
November 15, 2022

Doctors may recommend a screening process called an upper endoscopy for those experiencing digestive system problems. These are safe and effective methods of examining the digestive tract. 

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Signs You Need to See a Gastroenterologist

Experiencing abnormal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, frequent heartburn, abdominal pain or bloating, peptic ulcers, jaundice, dysphagia, unexplained weight loss, or reaching the age of 45 are signs you may need to see a gastroenterologist.
October 12, 2022

If you’ve been experiencing any number of digestive issues—from trouble swallowing to unexplained stomach pains or rectal bleeding—your doctor may recommend you visit a gastroenterologist. 

These specialists excel at screening, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of digestive conditions and disorders, mainly focusing on the digestive tract, stomach, gallbladder, colon, liver, bile ducts, and pancreas.

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Warning Signs of Pancreatitis

Symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and more could be warning signs of pancreatitis.
August 15, 2022

Pancreatitis is a potentially serious condition affecting the pancreas, and while not especially common, if left untreated could develop life-threatening conditions such as organ failure, and be fatal. 

More than 200,000 acute pancreatitis hospitalizations occur in the United States per year, with these figures rising, according to a report published by the National Library of Medicine. When properly treated, many pancreatitis cases improve quickly without any long-term issues—which is why identifying early warning signs can be so important.

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What You Need to Know About Colonoscopies

A colonoscopy is a safe procedure wherein a doctor uses a long tube with a camera to detect issues with the large intestine, such as polyps and colon cancer.
March 01, 2022

If you’re looking to address a specific medical concern or reach a higher-risk age group, your doctor may suggest a colonoscopy. While it may seem daunting at first, this procedure is quick, safe, and highly effective at identifying and locating issues within the colon and rectum.

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What You Need to Know About Capsule Endoscopy

A capsule endoscopy is a safe and less-invasive method of monitoring and diagnosing issues in a person's digestive tract, particularly within the small intestine.
February 03, 2022

For those suffering from bleeding, inflammation, or other issues along their digestive tract, your doctor might recommend a capsule endoscopy for a closer look at what the problem could be. 

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Signs & Symptoms of Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Non-Celiac gluten sensitivity presents as several symptoms including bloating, diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, migraines and headaches, anxiety and depression.
December 30, 2021

Although gluten sensitivity is most commonly associated with Celiac disease—a disorder impacting approximately 2 million people in the United States characterized by severe gluten intolerance—there is a milder form of the condition known as non-Celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). Specialists estimate 1% to 3% of the population have NCGS.

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What Are Celiac Disease & H. Pylori Infection?

Celiac disease and H. pylori are both gastrointestinal diseases characterized by symptoms including abdominal pain, gas, and weight loss.
December 23, 2021

Celiac disease and Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) are two gastrointestinal conditions that present symptoms including abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and weight loss. If left untreated, both conditions can have severe consequences, so it’s important to understand these disorders, their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

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Conditions Affecting the Liver, Pancreas & Gallbladder

Conditions affecting the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder include ascites, cirrhosis, fatty liver disease, gallstones, gallbladder disease, gallbladder cancer, Gilbert’s syndrome, hemochromatosis, hepatitis, jaundice, liver cancer, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer.
December 16, 2021

The liver, pancreas, and gallbladder make up the biliary system, a portion of the digestive system known for absorbing nutrients and disposing of waste. This network can be affected by several conditions ranging from ascites to pancreatic cancer.

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