Traveling with IBS

Traveling with Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is possible. If you’re making travel plans for spring break or summer travel, don’t let IBS stop you. IBS is a common disorder of the intestines that leads to cramping, abdominal pain, gassiness, bloating and changes in bowel pattern. For people with IBS, traveling can be challenging, especially air […]

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Feb, 2020
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Is it still safe to take Zantac? What about the drug recalls?

What is Zantac?  Zantac (generic name Ranitidine) is a type of antacid commonly used in the treatment of heartburn and acid reflux. It belongs to a family of medications called H2 (histamine-2) blockers, which function by reducing the production of stomach acid. Ranitidine is available in both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) versions, and there are […]

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Feb, 2020
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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month happens every March to help educate people about the risk of colorectal cancer and the benefits of early detection. While more than 49,000 people a year lose their lives to colorectal cancer, early detection can make a difference. When caught early, colorectal cancer – which is cancer of the color or […]

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Jan, 2020
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Long Term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy: Are We At Risk?

Julie A. Foont, MD Many patients ask about the possible risks associated with long term Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI) therapy, including medications such as omeprazole, pantoprazole and lansoprazole. We know that these agents have been highly effective in the treatment of symptoms attributable to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and that they may also potentially mitigate […]

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Is Crohn’s Disease Curable?

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Crohn’s disease has no cure, but it can be managed with diet and lifestyle changes, medication, and in some cases, surgery. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) marked by an abnormal response by the body’s immune system. For the more than a million people who suffer with Crohn’s, seeking treatment is essential, since […]

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Dec, 2019
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Maintaining Your Diet Regimen During the Holidays

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No matter what holidays you celebrate this time of year, the temptation to cheat on your diet regimen is constant. From favorite family recipes that are only prepared this time of year to candy, alcohol, and restricted foods everywhere you look, how do you stick to your diet regimen? Mindfulness One of the most important […]

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Following a Low FODMAP Diet During the Holidays

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If you suffer from IBS or other gastrointestinal disorders, you and your doctor may have determined that a low FODMAP diet is right for you. Of course, following any kind of dietary guidelines during the holiday season is difficult, but Thanksgiving dinner gives you plenty of delicious low FODMAP options to choose from. What Foods […]

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Oct, 2019
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Tips to Avoid Triggering Gastrointestinal Pain During the Holidays

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It’s that time of year again: the stores barely put out school supplies and already the Halloween candy is on the shelves here in New York. For those of you who suffer from any kind of gastrointestinal difficulty – celiac disease, acid reflux, IBS, or any type of food intolerance – the start of the […]

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Sep, 2019
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What Triggers Celiac Disease?

Celiac Disease Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment NYC

Celiac disease is a painful gastrointestinal disorder that affects more than three million people in the United States. It is a hereditary autoimmune disease that can seriously impact other areas of your health if left untreated. What Triggers Celiac? Celiac disease is triggered by consuming gluten. Gluten is a complex protein substance found in wheat […]

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Aug, 2019
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How Long Do Hemorrhoids Last?

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Hemorrhoids can cause considerable pain and discomfort, along with other symptoms. How long can you expect to deal with these symptoms? Learn more about hemorrhoids, including how long they last and what kinds of treatment options are available.  Can Hemorrhoids Go Away on Their Own? Some hemorrhoids, such as minor ones, might go away on […]

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