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Skip The Heartburn Pills & See A GI Specialist at Digestive Health Services

Category: Heartburn

You’ll know you have been taking OTC pills for heartburn too long when you can’t remember when you started. In addition, you have probably been taking heartburn pills too long when they don’t really help anymore, and you continue to have indigestion, heartburn and maybe even GERD several times a week. All these signs mean it’s time to skip the heartburn pill and see a GI specialist like Digestive Health Services.

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5 Things To Do Before Hernia Surgery

Category: Hernia

There are always certain precautions to take and due diligence to perform prior to any surgery, and hernia surgery is no exception. If you are considering a surgical intervention for a hernia, pay attention to 5 things to do before hernia surgery.

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The Worst Foods For Those With Ulcerative Colitis

Category: Diet, GI Health, IBD

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory chronic disease of the colon and rectum where ulcers develop inside the lining of the large intestine. It is an inflammatory bowel disease along with Crohn’s Disease which causes a multitude of painful and unpleasant symptoms. Since dietary habits can contribute to ulcerative colitis symptoms, let’s look at the worst foods for those with ulcerative colitis.

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Health and Safety Warnings for a Natural Colon Cleanse

When we hear the word “natural,” it is easy to assume it is something perfectly healthy that Digestive Health Services would approve. Not so fast. Never assume that labeling something as healthy means it’s actually good for you. This is especially true when it comes to a “natural” colon cleanse because there are some important health and safety warnings for a natural colon cleanse you should know. 

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Keeping Your Control Over Acid Reflux and GERD

Category: GERD, Heartburn

If you have ever awakened with the bitter taste of bile in your mouth, you are quite familiar with the horrible symptoms of acid reflux and GERD. If it happens only infrequently, then you probably ignore it, but when it occurs several times a week, keeping your control over acid reflux and GERD should be a priority.

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Knowing the Difference Between Symptoms of IBS and Colon Cancer

Knowing the difference between symptoms of IBS and colon cancer might save someone from a lot of anxiety, and more importantly, give them a longer life to enjoy. If you are having some unusual changes to your bowel habits, review these differences and then follow up by making an appointment with Digestive Health Services.

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Diet Tips for Patients with Diverticular Disease

Category: Diet

Adults with diverticular disease are no stranger to uncomfortable bloating, lower abdominal pain, and constipation. Once diagnosed, many patients continue to have flare-ups, which can make eating a necessary evil of every day. It doesn’t have to be that way if you follow these diet tips!

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When Is the Ideal Time to Schedule Your Colonoscopy?

Category: Colonoscopy

An upcoming colonoscopy ranks up there with having a root canal as far “things we want to have.” It’s the truth, and we all know it. So, is the ideal time for a colonoscopy when you turn 40? Is there a certain time of day that is best? Actually, there is.

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7 Lifestyle Habits That Can Improve Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Category: Crohn's Disease

When someone gets a diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, all they remember at first is that there is no cure. They imagine living with the uncomfortable and sometimes embarrassing symptoms for the rest of their lives. However, it’s important to remember that the best thing to do is to educate yourself about what will cause flares and how to avoid them. There are multiple ways to mitigate symptoms including these 7 lifestyle habits that can improve symptoms of Crohn’s disease. 

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10 Specific Stomach Pains That Require Further Treatment

Category: Stomach Pain

We have all had our share of nasty stomach pains after overeating, eating undercooked food, or eating something that has spoiled. We recognize and suffer the consequences, and maybe we pop a couple of antacid pills and move on.  At other times our stomach pain can be a more serious situation, like these 10 specific stomach pains that require further treatment.

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