• Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome

    OVERVIEW As human beings, we’ve all had our fair share of experiencing unpleasant episodes of vomiting, and one thing that’s for sure is that we don’t ever want it to happen again. For people suffering from cyclic vomiting syndrome, frequent vomiting is an all too often occurrence that can wreak

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  • CT Scan

    OVERVIEW You may be familiar with different diagnostic procedures like X-rays or MRIs, but CT scans are slightly different. If you've ever heard of a CT scan, you know how important it can be in diagnosing illness and injury. But what exactly is a CT scan, and how does it work? In this article, we'll

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  • Crohn’s Disease

    OVERVIEW About 33,000 people are diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease each year. Crohn’s disease involves inflammation that can occur in any part of the digestive tract, most commonly in the small intestine and colon. This disease can also be associated with life-threatening complications so it is important

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  • Constipation

    OVERVIEW About 16 of 100 adults in the US will experience a high frequency of constipation each year. Adults over 60 are 33.5% more likely to experience this condition. Constipation is not actually well-defined medically, and there are various definitions of this condition that might be used to describe

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  • Colonoscopy

    OVERVIEW Routine screening is an essential health maintenance tool that can help detect disease at an early stage when it is most treatable. Colonoscopy is a screening test that helps find polyps in the colon and rectum before they turn into cancer. Polyps are growths on the lining of the colon or rectum

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  • Colon Polyps

    OVERVIEW Colon polyps are growths on the surface of the large intestine (colon and rectum) that can be benign (non-cancerous) or cancerous. The most common type is an adenoma, a benign growth that has the potential to become cancerous in the future. Another common type of polyp is hyperplastic polyp,

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  • Colon Cancer

    OVERVIEW Colon cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the United States. More than 150,000 people are diagnosed with colon cancer, and more than 50,000 die from it. That's why it's important to learn about colon cancer - its symptoms, risk factors, and how to reduce your chances of developing

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  • Clostridium Difficile infection

    OVERVIEW Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause inflammation and the formation of ulcers in your large intestine, a condition that's medically known as ulcerative colitis. It may also be referred to as C. diff or C. difficile What are the Causes of Clostridium Difficile Infection? C. difficile

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  • Cirrhosis

    OVERVIEW Cirrhosis is a chronic condition that results in the scarring of your liver. A life-threatening condition, cirrhosis replaces healthy liver cells with scar tissue, reducing its ability to properly work and do its job of: filtering toxins from the blood making digestive enzymes storing sugars

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  • Chronic Pancreatitis

    OVERVIEW Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Your pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach that's responsible for: making enzymes that help the process of digestion in the small intestine releasing two hormones, insulin, and glucagon, that are necessary for the regulation of blood sugar

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  • Chronic Hepatitis B

    OVERVIEW Hepatitis B is an inflammatory liver disease that is caused by infection with the hepatitis B virus or HBV. It is one of the leading causes of liver cancer around the world, which, fortunately, can be prevented by vaccination. For most people with hepatitis B, do not experience symptoms even

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  • Chronic HCV (Hepatitis C Virus)

    OVERVIEW Hepatitis C, or HCV, is an infection of the liver that's caused due to the hepatitis C virus. According to WebMD, approximately 2.4 million people in the United States have this liver disease, but not all of them may experience symptoms. There are several stages to HCV infections: Incubation

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  • Celiac Disease Diet

    OVERVIEW An autoimmune disorder, celiac disease (previously known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is triggered by an abnormal immune response when you consume anything with gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats. The resulting immune response causes

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  • Celiac Disease

    OVERVIEW An autoimmune disorder, celiac disease (previously known as celiac sprue or gluten-sensitive enteropathy) is triggered by an abnormal immune response when you consume anything with gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, barley, and sometimes oats. The resulting immune response causes

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  • Capsule Endoscopy

    OVERVIEW Capsule endoscopy is a procedure that makes use of a wireless camera in a capsule. This type of endoscopy allows your gastroenterologist to get a live look at your small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, and ileum), which is the middle portion of the digestive tract. Video images of your gastrointestinal

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  • Breath Test for SIBO

    OVERVIEW Hydrogen breath tests are recommended by gastroenterologists for certain gastrointestinal conditions that affect your digestive health. One of these conditions, known as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or SIBO, most commonly results in: Bloating Flatulence Abdominal discomfort Watery

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