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Sep, 2018
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Abdominal Pain

Is This a Hernia?

Gotham Gastro - Hernias

Hernias can occur in different areas of the body, though most commonly, hernias form in the stomach area. Men can develop hernias in their scrotums. Even babies can get hernias. What Is a Hernia? A hernia happens when an internal organ comes through its protective layer of tissue and muscle. The hernia will look like […]

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Aug, 2018
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Diet

Am I Eating Enough Fiber?

Importance of Fiber in Diet

If you’re constantly on the go, you may grab convenience foods that taste great and fill you up. Unfortunately, processed foods like fast food, fruit juice, and pre-packaged snacks lack an essential element of a healthy diet. Your body needs fiber to keep your digestive tract healthy and regular. Read on to learn why getting […]

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Jun, 2018
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Acid Reflux Heartburn

How Can I Prevent Acid Reflux?

young woman with acid reflux

Acid reflux is a common condition that can cause heartburn as well as other symptoms, but there are steps you can take to prevent its occurrence. What is acid reflux? Acid reflux occurs when acid that’s produced by your stomach moves up into your esophagus. This tube connects the throat and stomach, and sometimes the […]

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May, 2018
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Acid Reflux Diet

What’s the Best IBS Diet?

IBS Diets

Do you suffer from bloating, gas, or abdominal pain after eating? Do certain foods send you to the bathroom more often or cause constipation? If so, you could be dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. If you’ve been diagnosed with this condition, also called IBS, you can keep your symptoms under control by trying a variety […]

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Apr, 2018
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Am I Lactose Intolerant?

Lactose Intolerance

What Does it Mean to Be Lactose Intolerant? Lactose is the sugar that’s found in milk and most other dairy products. For you to be able to digest that sugar properly, your body makes an enzyme called lactase. When you’re lactose intolerant, your body doesn’t manufacture enough lactase to digest lactose well. Lactose Intolerance Symptoms […]

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Impact of Gluten-Free Diet

Gluten Free Diet

Recently gluten has become a topic of much interest and debate in the fields of nutrition and gastrointestinal health. Many people have adopted gluten-free diets based on doctor advice or personal choice.  Here is some important information to consider before going gluten free. What Is Gluten and What Kind of Food Is It Found In? […]

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March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

colon cancer awareness month

Time to get your REAR in GEAR! Who gets colon cancer? Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) affects both men and women, as well as people in all racial and ethnic groups. It is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US Nearly 137,000 Americans are diagnosed with colon cancer each […]

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Can you reverse Acid Reflux?

Gotham Medical - Acid Reflux

What is acid reflux, and what is it caused by? Acid reflux occurs when acid produced by your stomach moves up into your esophagus. This muscular tube connects your throat with your stomach and has a lower esophageal sphincter (LES) that normally closes as soon as food passes through. When the LES fails to close […]

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Gluten: Friend, Foe or Fad?

Bloated? Fatigued? Overweight? Can’t concentrate? These are all ailments which have been blamed on eating gluten. Is there any validity to it? The answer is that it’s complicated… For those with Celiac Disease (CD), an autoimmune condition affecting ~1% of the American population, gluten is not your friend. In fact, there is no cure for […]

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EndoChoice’s Fuse endoscopy system introduced at Manhattan Endoscopy Center

Manhattan Endoscopy Center and the Doctors of Gotham Gastroenterology, PLLC Offer Innovative Full Spectrum Endoscopy® Procedure for Improved Early Detection of Colon Cancer Manhattan Endoscopy Center is one of the first in the nation to use EndoChoice’s Fuse® endoscope system to reduce the ‘miss rate’ of lesions during colonoscopy  Although colonoscopy exams prevent many colon […]

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