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treatments-for-lactose-intolerance

[ad_1] Lactose is a natural sugar found in dairy products. In order for the intestines and the body to absorb it properly, your small intestine produces lactase – which is an enzyme responsible for breaking down the sugar. If the small intestine is unable to produce lactase, the lactose is left undigested as it transfers to […] The post Treatments for Lactose Intolerance app...

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causes-of-acid-reflux

[ad_1] Acid reflux is a common condition, affecting approximately 20% of the population on a regular basis. It happens when the acids in your stomach move up into the esophagus, the tube that moves food down from the throat to the stomach. It can cause a number of symptoms in varying degrees of severity. Fortunately, it […] The post Causes Of Acid Reflux appeared first on Aust...

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sweetened-drinks-and-cancers-of-the-gut

[ad_1] The liver produces a green-yellow fluid called bile, and stores it in the gall bladder. Bile is needed to digest any lipids (fats) in your diet. Bile flows from the liver through the hepatic duct. Bile within the gallbladder enters the cystic duct. Figure 1 shows the anatomy of the gallbladder and liver. It is well-established that sugary-drinks are linked to hig...

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functional-gi-disorders

[ad_1] This blog series is based on the Gastroenterology Journal, Annual special on the topic of functional gut disorders  The gastrointestinal (GI) tract is a continuous tube that connects the mouth to the anus. Its walls contain a layer of muscles, which can contract and relax in a coordinated fashion to convey food. These muscles are directly connected...

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symptoms-of-hepatitis-a

[ad_1] Hepatitis A is a short-term liver inflammation caused by the hepatitis A virus (HAV). While it is self-limiting and considered relatively uncommon, it would still be prudent to keep an eye out for its signs and symptoms, especially given its highly contagious nature. Here is what you need to know about the disease and the […] The post Symptoms of Hepatitis A appeared fi...

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causes-of-crohns-disease

[ad_1] Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disorder (IBD) that causes episodic symptoms. Abdominal pain, diarrhea, fatigue, and fever are just a few of the most common symptoms associated with Crohn’s disease. Patients diagnosed with this condition can have varying degrees of symptoms. No two individuals will have the same symptoms during a Crohn’s […] The po...

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common-symptoms-of-heartburn

[ad_1] Heartburn is often a symptom of digestive issues, such as GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) or acid reflux. Aptly named, heartburn feels like something is burning in your chest. It is quite unpleasant and can be confused with other health emergencies, such a heart attack. Defining Heartburn Heartburn is a feeling of discomfort in your chest […] The post Common Symp...

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common-upper-gi-disorders

[ad_1] If you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, or difficulty swallowing, this can indicate an upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract disorder. If you frequently suffer from these symptoms, it may be time to seek the expertise of a gastroenterologist for further investigation in order to treat the underlying condition effectively. The ...

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how-does-the-digestive-system-work

[ad_1] One of the most important systems in the body is the digestive system. Without it, there would be no converting of the food we eat into energy or the elimination of toxins from the body. A healthy digestive system is invaluable. If you’re curious as to how the digestive system works, here it is. The […] The post How Does The Digestive System Work? appeared first on Au...

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gluten-sensitivity-causes-and-risk-factors

[ad_1] If you have a sensitivity to gluten, you are not alone. It is estimated that 18 million Americans are affected, which is 6 times the amount of those with confirmed celiac disease. Although the causes and risk factors for gluten sensitivity are still not entirely known, there are a number of theories that suggest why […] The post Gluten Sensitivity: Causes and Risk Facto...

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facebook-live-covid-19-immunosuppressants

[ad_1] COVID-19 & Immunosuppressants: Why it Might Be Dangerous for People with Autoimmune Conditions to Stop Taking Their Medications Join us on Wednesday, 4/22/20 at 12:00PM CST            Since the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, Austin Gastroenterology has received a tremendous amount of calls from concerned patients asking if they should discontinue their immunosupp...

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ibs-versus-ibd

[ad_1] IBS and IBD – how are these two conditions different? Many people incorrectly assume both these conditions are the same. IBS stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome and IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease. They are two distinct conditions with causes and symptoms that sometimes overlap. Determining which of the two conditions you have is important. […] The post IBS...

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