Latest Articles by Gastroenterology Associates

Eating With Celiac Disease

Those living with celiac disease must refrain from consuming foods containing gluten, wheat, barley and rye, but can enjoy meat and poultry, fish and seafood, tofu, dairy, fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, and more.
February 21, 2019

People with celiac disease must maintain diets completely devoid of gluten to avoid aggravating symptoms that damage the bowel. A diagnosis may seem severely limiting, with an endless sea of "no"—no bread, no pasta, no beer—but with some nutritional guidance, celiac patients can enjoy delicious meals with the same confidence the unafflicted may take for granted.

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Ulcerative Colitis 101

Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that is similar to Crohn's disease. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, diarrhea, weight loss, abdominal pain, and rectal bleeding.
February 06, 2019

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is one of two common forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The other is Crohn's disease. Both are chronic conditions—there is no cure for IBD—with some important differences. While Crohn's may affect any portion of the gastroinstestinal tract, for example, ulcerative colitis tends to only impact the innermost lining of the colon (large intestine) and rectum.

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What Are the Symptoms of Crohn's Disease?

Symptoms of Crohn's disease include abdominal pain/cramping, unexplained weight loss, fatigue, and diarrhea, among others.
January 23, 2019

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory gastrointestinal condition, and one of the two most common forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD. The other is ulcerative colitis. First described by Dr. Burrill B. Crohn in 1932, Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus, whereas ulcerative colitis strictly impacts the colon.

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Do You Have IBS? (Quiz)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects roughly 10% of Americans. Symptoms include but are not limited to abdominal pain, nausea, cramping, persistent bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. Take this three-question quiz to determine whether or not you may be dealing with an undiagnosed case of IBS.
November 27, 2018

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a functional gastrointestinal disorder (FGID) associated with varying triggers, including stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection. Approximately 10% of people suffer from IBS, making it the most common FGID.

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6 Signs You Need to See a Gastroenterologist

Abnormal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, frequent heartburn, abdominal pain/bloating, trouble swallowing, and 50+ years of age are all triggers for scheduling a consultation with a gastroenterologist.
October 03, 2018

You may be instructed to visit a gastroenterologist, a digestive diseases specialist, if you are experiencing symptoms such as abnormal bowel movements, rectal bleeding, frequent heartburn, abdominal pain, bloating, trouble swallowing, or are of age to begin regularly screening for colorectal cancer.

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7 Proactive Steps Toward a Safer Colon

Sure, there are environmental and even genetic factors that help determine whether or not someone will develop a disease of the colon, but there are plenty of lifestyle choices to help minimize the risk, too. Here are seven proactive steps you can take to help improve your colorectal health.
August 28, 2018

Your colon is an integral part of your digestive system. This year, an estimated 97,220 people in the United States will be diagnosed with colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer.

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Long Island Center for Digestive Health Wins APEX Quality Award

For the fourth consecutive year, Long Island Center for Digestive Health (LICDH) has been awarded the prestigious APEX Quality Award, a national mark of distinction recognizing providers who demonstrate the highest level of patient satisfaction and overall care.
July 25, 2018

We’re Honored!

Long Island Center for Digestive Health (LICDH) proudly announces we have been named the recipient of the 2017 APEX Quality Award, for the fourth consecutive year.

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Understanding Gallbladder Pain

Gallbladder pain originates in the upper right quadrant of your abdomen and ranges from mild to severe.
July 06, 2018

The pain associated with gallstones (cholelithiasis) and gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis) can be excruciating. Consequently, learning how to properly identify and remedy such attacks is mission critical.

The following breaks down the fundamental facts about the gallbladder and this common condition affecting approximately 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. adult population—with about 1 million cases presenting annually—including preventative measures and treatment options.

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