Conditions

Peptic Ulcers: What You Need to Know

Peptic Ulcers: What You Need to Know

Are you suffering from burning stomach pain or severe heartburn? If so, you may be living with a peptic ulcer. A peptic ulcer occurs when an open sore develops on the internal lining of your stomach. The three types of peptic ulcers include: Esophageal ulcers or ulcers located in your esophagus Gastric ulcers or ulcers… Read More »

What is Crohn’s Disease?

What is Crohn’s Disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that leads to inflammation in the digestive tract. While it may have a minor effect on some people, it often leads to debilitating pain and life-threatening conditions for others. Below, we further discuss Crohn’s disease and its causes, symptoms, and treatment options. Causes of Crohn’s Disease Unfortunately, we… Read More »

What Causes Heartburn?

What Causes Heartburn?

An estimated one-third of Americans (60 million) experience heartburn at least once a month, with 10% experiencing it nearly every day. But, what exactly is heartburn and what are its causes? Despite its name, heartburn doesn’t have anything to do with your heart. Instead, it refers to a burning sensation in your chest or throat… Read More »

7 Common Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

7 Common Reasons to See a Gastroenterologist

In recent years, the importance of gut health has been widely discussed. While one may think that the term gut is just another word for the stomach, in reality, gut refers to your entire gastrointestinal system. This includes the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine (colon), and biliary system (e.g., liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts). … Read More »