Constipation

Who gets constipated? Constipation is one of the most common gastrointestinal complaints in the United States. More than 4 million Americans have frequent constipation, accounting for 2.5 million physician visits a year. Those reporting constipation most often are women and...

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Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis

What is diverticulitis? Diverticulitis develops from a condition called diverticulosis. If you're older than age 40, it's common for you to have diverticulosis - small, bulging pouches (diverticula) in your digestive tract. In the United States, more than 50 percent...

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Crohn’s Colitis 101 | The Basics about Crohn’s!

"More adults and children in the U.S. have IBD than multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease or blood cancers." - ccfa.org Hello Friends,   I'm Dr. Meah, and with this post I really feel the need to address one of the more common...

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Ulcerative Colitis

What is ulcerative colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the digestive tract. It's a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that involves inflammation of the inner lining of the colon and rectum. People with this condition alternate between...

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Colon Cancer

You could qualify for a FREE* screening * "Free" screenings available to patients with Texas Based insurance. Your insurance will be billed for this procedure, however, you will not be required to pay for the procedure to take place. * ...

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Bacterial Overgrowth

What is bacterial overgrowth? Small-bowel bacterial overgrowth can occur from alterations in intestinal anatomy or GI motility, or lack of gastric acid secretion. This condition can lead to vitamin deficiencies, fat malabsorption, and malnutrition. Diagnosis is by breath test or...

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Intestinal Bleeding

What is Intestinal Bleeding? Intestinal Bleeding is a condition in which people bleed internally from the Gastrointestinal (GI) tract. GI tract is a vast organ system which starts in mouth, goes down to the esophagus, stomach, small intestine (which is...

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Chron’s Disease

What is Crohn's disease?  Crohn’s disease is an ongoing disorder that causes inflammation of the digestive tract, also referred to as the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Crohn’s disease can affect any area of the GI tract, from the mouth to the...

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Celiac Disease

What is a 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 disease cannot tolerate a protein called gluten, found in wheat, rye, and...

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Malabsorption

What is a malabsorption? Malabsorption syndrome refers to a number of disorders in which nutrients from food are not absorbed properly in the small intestine. Certain disorders, infections, and surgical procedures can cause malabsorption. Malabsorption causes diarrhea, weight loss, and bulky, extremely...

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