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Most people are already familiar with the fact that the majority of pregnant women experience some degree of morning sickness. However, some women experience an extreme form of sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum during pregnancy. This is not a condition that can simply be helped with ginger ale and crackers. It is actually a serious and […]

Your Liver Will Thank You Hepatitis C is a serious disease that can severely damage your liver. Unfortunately, it can even lead to cancer. Baby boomers are especially at risk of having Hepatitis C. To protect yourself, be sure to get tested as soon as possible. Here are some important facts that you should know […]

Receiving a new diagnosis for a long-term condition can be something of an emotional roller coaster ride. On the upside, you finally understand what has been causing your health troubles. On the flip side, you many need to adopt some or even many lifestyle changes. Fortunately, learning that your digestive troubles are the result of […]

When abnormal cells in the colon and/or rectum begin to destructively divide, a malignant tumor can form, resulting in a diagnosis of colorectal cancer. These cancers often begin as a polyp that grows in the tissues lining the colon and rectum. Most polyps are not cancerous, but an adenoma type of polyp can be precancerous and does […]

We have been nominated by Forsyth News as one of the best gastroenterology practices in Forsyth County for 2018. Please help us win 2018 Best of Forsyth! Starting Oct. 1, 2017 you can vote for us by clicking here+ ForsythNews.com/bestof

Delayed gastric emptying or gastroparesis is a condition that happens when the stomach takes too long to empty food into your small intestines. The disorder can be caused by an illness such as diabetes, lupus or other conditions. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, which typically includes bloating, nausea, vomiting and heartburn. Moreover, gastroparesis […]

When a doctor identifies celiac disease in a child, the process of health recovery begins. Diagnosis is a “light bulb moment.” Now, there’s an explanation for a child’s chronic abdominal pain, gas, diarrhea, or constipation. Diagnosis also reveals the reason for the vomiting, weight loss, and delayed growth that some children exhibit. Gluten Allergy All […]

Not just for science classrooms anymore, microscopes are used in a variety of medical settings for diagnostic purposes. Microscopy has even become an integrated part of endoscopic exams routinely performed by gastroenterologists. Read on to learn more about how real-time microscopic exams have advanced the field of gastroenterology for patients and practitioners alike. What is […]

As of late, research suggests that grilled meats or chicken could be linked to cancer. The issue is said to be connected to carcinogens, which are cancer-causing elements that may form due to grilling methods. The grilling process induces a high temperature that causes the sugars, creatine and amino acids in the meats to react […]

While any bought of diarrhea can seem unbearable, thank your lucky stars if you have never experienced a case of C. difficile diarrhea, a.k.a. “deadly diarrhea.” Find out more about the causes and symptoms of deadly diarrhea and what you can do to prevent and cure this gastrointestinal infection. What causes deadly diarrhea? Clostridium Difficile, also known […]

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