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Understanding Celiac Disease Symptoms

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 31, 2014 12:18:00 PM

Celiac Disease is a digestive disorder that comes from reactions to eating gluten. This affects children as well as adults. One in every 133 Americans has this disease.  Usually, it can be handled well, from eating a gluten free diet. 

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Understanding Celiac Disease Symptoms

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 31, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Celiac Disease is a digestive disorder that comes from reactions to eating gluten. This affects children as well as adults. One in every 133 Americans has this disease.  Usually, it can be handled well, from eating a gluten free diet. 

      

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How to Recognize the Symptoms of Gall Bladder Disease

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 26, 2014 1:05:00 PM

There are many people who do not know the first thing about gallstones, even though thousands of people have their gallbladder removed annually. Learning the gallbladder symptoms will allow you to identify if there is a possibility that you could have gallbladder issues that need to be addressed.  

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How to Recognize the Symptoms of Gallbladder Disease

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 26, 2014 11:35:00 AM

There are many people who do not know the first thing about gallstones, even though thousands of people have their gallbladder removed annually. Learning the gallbladder symptoms will allow you to identify if there is a possibility that you could have gallbladder issues that need to be addressed.  

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What Causes Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 25, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Obesity is an epidemic that affects 1.7 million people world wide. An estimated two-thirds of the United States' population is obese. Obesity is a disease that can cause diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and can even be lethal if left untreated. Bariatric surgery is one option overweight and morbidly obese people have for treating their weight problem, however it isn't a total solution. Although bariatric surgery is successful in helping many people lose weight, not only does it require lifestyle changes, it is a drastic surgical procedure with many complications. One such complication includes a failure of the gastric bypass with a resultant weight gain.  

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What Causes Weight Gain After Bariatric Surgery?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 25, 2014 10:10:00 AM

Obesity is an epidemic that affects 1.7 million people world wide. An estimated two-thirds of the United States' population is obese. Obesity is a disease that can cause diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and can even be lethal if left untreated. Bariatric surgery is one option overweight and morbidly obese people have for treating their weight problem, however it isn't a total solution. Although bariatric surgery is successful in helping many people lose weight, not only does it require lifestyle changes, it is a drastic surgical procedure with many complications. One such complication includes a failure of the gastric bypass with a resultant weight gain.  

 

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Nonsurgical treatment of fecal incontinence using Solesta

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 19, 2014 10:30:00 AM

Nonsurgical Treatment of Fecal Incontinence using Solesta

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Nonsurgical treatment of fecal incontinence using Solesta

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 19, 2014 9:25:00 AM

Nonsurgical Treatment of Fecal Incontinence using Solesta

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Hemorrhoid Treatment - Choosing Your Best Treatment Options

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 14, 2014 10:52:00 AM

There are no easy solutions to the problem of hemorrhoids. Creams and other home remedies can provide you with temporary relief from your symptoms, but do not really treat the problem. Additionally, the procedures traditionally used to treat the condition call for substantial preparation that may include fasting and colon cleansing along with sedation. Aside from the preparation, the traditional treatment options are painful, invasive and require long periods for recovery. Two of the most widely used treatments are surgery (hemorrhoidectomy) and ligation (traditional banding).  The CRH Hemorrhoid Banding technique serves as a less painful alternative to those methods.

                                                    

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Hemorrhoid Treatment - Choosing Your Best Treatment Options

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 14, 2014 10:02:00 AM

There are no easy solutions to the problem of hemorrhoids. Creams and other home remedies can provide you with temporary relief from your symptoms, but do not really treat the problem. Additionally, the procedures traditionally used to treat the condition call for substantial preparation that may include fasting and colon cleansing along with sedation. Aside from the preparation, the traditional treatment options are painful, invasive and require long periods for recovery. Two of the most widely used treatments are surgery (hemorrhoidectomy) and ligation (traditional banding).  The CRH Hemorrhoid Banding technique serves as a less painful alternative to those methods.

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bowel difficulties, hemorrhoids

Inicisionless, Endoscopic Therapy for Obesity

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 12, 2014 10:41:00 AM

Americans who suffer from either being obese or have gastrointestinal issues can now undergo an incisionless surgical procedure that will control or eradicate their medical challenges with limited pain and reduced surgical recovery time.  

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Inicisionless, Endoscopic Therapy for Obesity

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 12, 2014 9:25:00 AM

Americans who suffer from either being obese or have gastrointestinal issues can now undergo an incisionless surgical procedure that will control or eradicate their medical challenges with limited pain and reduced surgical recovery time.  

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Colon Cancer Prevention

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 10, 2014 12:33:00 PM

Colon cancer is now a pressing concern in the United States. However, unlike most cancer ailments, the good news is that colon cancer can be prevented and also cured if there is early detection. Emerging medical evidence relates to a possibility of transmission of mother to child in cases of an abnormal gene for colon polyps. The hereditary structures of these genes control the growth and multiplication of the cells surrounding the colon. In the absence of such controlling genes, uncontrolled polyps grow and turn into cancer.

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Colon Cancer Prevention

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 10, 2014 11:30:00 AM

Colon cancer is now a pressing concern in the United States. However, unlike most cancer ailments, the good news is that colon cancer can be prevented and also cured if there is early detection. Emerging medical evidence relates to a possibility of transmission of mother to child in cases of an abnormal gene for colon polyps. The hereditary structures of these genes control the growth and multiplication of the cells surrounding the colon. In the absence of such controlling genes, uncontrolled polyps grow and turn into cancer.

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Colon Cancer Detection: What You Need to Do

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 7, 2014 3:50:00 PM

Also referred to as colonic cancer, colon cancer has over the past couple of years grown to become a killer disease all over the world. Research shows that it is the 3rd most common form of cancer affecting both men and women and is estimated that 150,000 new cancer cases are reported every year in the United States. This is exactly the reason why early colon cancer detection is important.

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Colon Cancer Detection: What You Need to Do

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 7, 2014 9:18:00 AM

Also referred to as colonic cancer, colon cancer has over the past couple of years grown to become a killer disease all over the world. Research shows that it is the 3rd most common form of cancer affecting both men and women and is estimated that 150,000 new cancer cases are reported every year in the United States. This is exactly the reason why early colon cancer detection is important.

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colon cancer, colon polyps, cancer screening

So You Think You Have Constipation?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Mar 4, 2014 10:11:00 AM
Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the USA.  
Not only does this result in a least 2.5 million doctor visits,but hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on laxatives each year! 
So what is constipation?  A bowel habit can be about consistency, frequency and about quality of an evacuation. Stools should not be too hard or soft and having a movement daily or every other day would be considered normal.  One should not have to have more than 1-2 movement in a day.
But what causes it? Factors include dehydration, a change in diet and inactivity or certain medications that we may be taking.  Some of these medications include narcotic pains pill and drugs used for high blood pressure and other cardiac conditions.
So, you have now been constipated for weeks.  Certainly look at your fluid and fiber intake, but if you think that you have had a real change in your bowel habits, talk to your doctor.
Personal and family history are important to know.  Having a first degree relative with colorectal cancer is very relevant and is a strong consideration when evaluating a patient with a change in bowel habits.  A simple stool test looking for hidden or occult blood may be appropriate, and, if positive, may warrant a camera inspection of the colon known as colonoscopy.  There are situations where colonoscopy should be performed more expeditiously.  Certainly, if there is rectal bleeding, some evaluation should take place.  Assuming that rectal bleeding is attributable to hemorrhoids is very risky as cancers can be present in this manner.
If you haven’t experienced constipation in a while or even ever, the following are some simple steps on prevention. Adequate fluid intake with 6-8 glasses of water daily and consuming up to 40 grams of soluble fiber is a good start. What about laxatives?  They should be used sparing and stimulants of the gastrointestinal tract should be avoided.There are a variety of agents and should be discussed with your health care professional.
One last point, even if you have no colon complaints, colonoscopy for colon cancer prevention should be offered to all average risk patients at age 50 and earlier if there is a family history of colon cancer or polyps. African Americans undergo screening at age 45.
For more information, please visit the American Cancer Society at: 
http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-acs-recommendations

Topics: colon cancer

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So You Think You Have Constipation?

Posted by Anthony Starpoli on Mar 4, 2014 12:53:00 AM
Constipation is one of the most frequent gastrointestinal complaints in the USA.  
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GERD - Causes and New Treatments

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Mar 1, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, better known as GERD, is a common and painful condition of the esophagus that can potentially affect anyone. This disorder can result in any number of both short and long term very serious consequences for you as a patient including persistent heartburn, regurgitation and increases esophageal cancer risks.. Thankfully, there is a cutting edge treatment called the EsophyX transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) that a trained gastrointestinal endoscopist can perform to alleviate issues caused by GERD that may not be controlled by acid lowering medical therapy. The TIF is an incisionless, surgical procedure.

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