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Bum Irritation: Don't Suffer in Silence

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 23, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Anorectal discomfort and itching is unpleasant, annoying and can even be embarrassing at times. It can cause you to feel miserable and lead to awkward moments. Everyone has an occasional itch here and there, but if you’re experiencing persistent itching and consistent anorectal discomfort, you don’t have to suffer!

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

diarrhea, rectal bleeding, bowel difficulties, hemorrhoids

Bum Irritation: Don't Suffer In Silence

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 23, 2014 12:06:00 PM

Anorectal discomfort and itching is unpleasant, annoying and can even be embarrassing at times. It can cause you to feel miserable and lead to awkward moments. Everyone has an occasional itch here and there, but if you’re experiencing persistent itching and consistent anorectal discomfort, you don’t have to suffer!

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Common Causes of Rectal Bleeding - The Facts

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 16, 2014 11:31:00 AM

Rectal bleeding is a medical condition that refers to the passage of blood mixed with stool via the anus. This condition may be due to a small tear around the anus or a swollen blood vessel, characterized by bright red blood when you pass stool. Don't ignore this condition as it could have serious health implications. To be safe, let a doctor check you to avoid the unnecessary pain and suffering.  Bright red blood most likely means that the blood has come from somewhere near your anus. However, it is advisable to seek medical attention, as there are more serious causes of rectal bleeding. Here are some of the most common causes of rectal bleeding in adults:

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colon cancer, colon polyps, diarrhea, rectal bleeding, dietary suggestions, bowel difficulties

Common Causes of Rectal Bleeding - The Facts

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 16, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Rectal bleeding is a medical condition that refers to the passage of blood mixed with stool via the anus. This condition may be due to a small tear around the anus or a swollen blood vessel, characterized by bright red blood when you pass stool. Don't ignore this condition as it could have serious health implications. To be safe, let a doctor check you to avoid the unnecessary pain and suffering.  Bright red blood most likely means that the blood has come from somewhere near your anus. However, it is advisable to seek medical attention, as there are more serious causes of rectal bleeding. Here are some of the most common causes of rectal bleeding in adults:

   
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Could Bacterial Overgrowth Be The Cause Of Your IBS?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 14, 2014 11:30:00 AM

There is still a lot of mystery about what are the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, there is more evidence that there is a dietary link, at least in some cases. Celiac sufferers will find that connection believable because of the way their disease symptoms tend to lessen on low-gluten diets. But, why does diet have such a large impact for diseases like IBS that are chronic and embarrassing? The key may be in understanding the role small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) plays in a variety of related illnesses that can end up contributing to the appearance of IBS.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

IBS, SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, bloating, Celiac disease

Could Bacterial Overgrowth Be the Cause of Your IBS?

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 11, 2014 4:14:00 PM

There is still a lot of mystery about what are the causes of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). However, there is more evidence that there is a dietary link, at least in some cases. Celiac sufferers will find that connection believable because of the way their disease symptoms tend to lessen on low-gluten diets. But, why does diet have such a large impact for diseases like IBS that are chronic and embarrassing? The key may be in understanding the role small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) plays in a variety of related illnesses that can end up contributing to the appearance of IBS.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Should You Be Taking Probiotics For IBS

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 11, 2014 2:09:00 PM

Celiac disease sufferers are often advised to go on a low-gluten diet. However, even after the dietary changes, sometimes the disease remains unresponsive. In fact, celiac disease that is unresponsive has been implicated in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) leading to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you’re already taking steps to reduce gluten in the diet and it’s still not working, what other options do you have to treat symptoms like SIBO and IBS? Luckily, you can still take advantage of probiotics to help balance the intestinal flora by creating a supportive environment in the gut.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

Should You Be Taking Probiotics for IBS?

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 9, 2014 11:27:00 AM

Celiac disease sufferers are often advised to go on a low-gluten diet. However, even after the dietary changes, sometimes the disease remains unresponsive. In fact, celiac disease that is unresponsive has been implicated in small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) leading to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). If you’re already taking steps to reduce gluten in the diet and it’s still not working, what other options do you have to treat symptoms like SIBO and IBS? Luckily, you can still take advantage of probiotics to help balance the intestinal flora by creating a supportive environment in the gut.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

IBS, gluten, SIBO, Probiotics, dietary suggestions

7 Worst Mistakes People Make With Celiac Disease and Gluten ...

Posted by Rachel Jones on Apr 2, 2014 2:13:00 PM

There are a number of misconceptions that people commonly make when it comes to celiac disease and gluten. Although these misunderstandings are frequently made, they can be detrimental to the health of people who suffer from celiac disease.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com

gluten, weight loss, dietary suggestions, Celiac disease

7 Worst Mistakes People Make With Celiac Disease and Gluten ...

Posted by Anthony A. Starpoli, MD on Apr 2, 2014 1:15:00 PM

There are a number of misconceptions that people commonly make when it comes to celiac disease and gluten. Although these misunderstandings are frequently made, they can be detrimental to the health of people who suffer from celiac disease.

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Anthony A. Starpoli, MD | www.starpoli.com