Health Topics

Click below to learn more about the most common gastrointestinal conditions. 

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Despite its name, heartburn has nothing to do with your heart. Rather, it is a specific form of indigestion caused by

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Barrett’s Esophagus Barrett’s Esophagus refers to a change in the lining of the esophagus from squamous epithelium to intestinal metaplasia. This hardening of the throat tissue results

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Celiac Disease Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac

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Hepatitis C Hepatitis C is an infection of the liver caused by the hepatitis C virus (HCV). Hepatitis C is one of five (A, B,

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Colon Polyps Colon Polyps are abnormal tissue growths that occur on the inner lining of the colon.  Polyps can vary in size from less than a quarter of

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Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s disease is a chronic, recurrent inflammatory disease of the intestinal tract. The intestinal tract has four major parts: the esophagus, or food

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Ulcerative Colitis Ulcerative colitis is a chronic, recurring disease of the large bowel, colon. The colon is the five to six-foot segment of intestine that

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) poses something of a dilemma: Physicians readily recognize when a person has it but describing a consistent

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Peptic Ulcers Peptic ulcer disease (PUD) is a very common ailment in the United States, affecting one out of eight persons during their lifetime. Over

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