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Jul, 2020
Category

Blog Constipation

An Active Lifestyle Results in a Healthy Gut

The warmer weather and weeks of quarantine have us all seeking new ways to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. We all know how more activity is good for the heart – lowering blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart attacks, and lowering cholesterol – but did you know that exercise and activity also improves […]

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Cologuard in the time of COVID:

At the height of the COVID pandemic, age appropriate cancer screening (including colon cancer screening) was delayed for many patients.  As states begin to reopen and cancer screening resumes, it is important that patients continue life-saving screening. Colorectal cancer (cancer of the colon or rectum) is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the […]

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15

Jun, 2020
Category

Abdominal Pain

What Causes Abdominal Pain?

If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain, it could be something as simple as trapped gas or something as serious as appendicitis or cancer. Many people ignore abdominal pain, attributing it to something they ate, but if you are having ongoing abdominal pain, you should make an appointment with Gotham Gastroenterology for a consultation. The […]

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May, 2020
Category

Uncategorized

Coronavirus and Healthy Shopping & Eating Out

While studies have shown that coronavirus can be present for up to three days on certain surfaces such as metal or plastic, there is no published data to date that suggests that people contract COVID-19 from touching food or food packaging. Here is some helpful advice when you are shopping for food: Plan your list […]

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15

May, 2020
Category

Colon Cancer

Can Colorful Eating Improve Colon Health?

Adding color to your diet – in the form of fruits and veggies, not food dyes – can improve your colon health, help you lose weight, ensure you get the nutrients you need, and even help to prevent colon cancer. In a recent Loma Linda study, a colorful and diverse diet that included a variety […]

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29

Apr, 2020
Category

Uncategorized

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids and how to handle them: By Dr. Kati Glockenberg What are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are enlarged veins in the lower rectum and anus. They are one of the most common causes of rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids come in two varieties, internal, which occur in the lower rectum, and external, which develop around […]

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29

Apr, 2020
Category

COVID-19

IBD and COVID-19

What You Need to Know By Dr. Jessica Kimmel Patients with COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV2, may experience gastrointestinal symptoms alone or in conjunction with respiratory symptoms. Gastrointestinal symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, and abdominal discomfort, which are often similar symptoms to those IBD patients experience related to their disease. If you develop […]

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Apr, 2020
Category

Uncategorized

Constipation Consternation

Anyone who has ever been constipated knows how miserable this problem can be. Whether stools are hard, lumpy and painful to pass or seem rarely to make an appearance at all, irregular bowel habits can cause suffering and concern for men and women alike. There are several common causes of constipation, but one major predisposing […]

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15

Apr, 2020
Category

COVID-19

Gastrointestinal Symptoms and COVID-19

Can diarrhea, abdominal pain, nausea, loss of taste be a sign of COVID 19? The answer is yes. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents with multiple symptoms. Many patients may not have the typical respiratory symptoms, instead, they may present with digestive symptoms. Up to 25% of COVID patients present with symptoms of diarrhea, abdominal pain, […]

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Is Stress Impacting My IBS?

Stress levels over the last month in this country have been some of the highest we’ve seen. Not only are rates of depression up but for people who suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), rates of gastrointestinal difficulty are also higher than normal. That’s no surprise – there’s a direct link between the brain and […]

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