Everybody burps. Everybody bloats. But if you or someone you know does so chronically, then it’s no longer an every-body issue. Persistent bloating, burping, trouble swallowing, weight loss – these all are symptoms of common gastrointestinal (GI) illnesses. Yet if left untreated, they can escalate into serious health issues, even death. It is estimated that [...]
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The Cincinnati Business Courier has released its annual list of Greater Cincinnati’s Largest Physician Groups, and Cincinnati GI landed in the 20th spot, up five spots from being number 25 last year. CGI is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, with nine offices geographically located to serve hospitals and communities throughout Greater Cincinnati, Southeastern Indiana, and Northern [...]
If you think you are suffering the symptoms of celiac disease and have given all gluten the shaft, it may be time for a sensitivity check. Celiac disease, which affects one in 100 people, is an autoimmune disorder triggered by gluten, a protein compound found in wheat, barley, and rye. Some people who experience [...]
Here’s one way to get to the other end of the holidays without your belly feeling bloated and overwhelmed: Think of your gastrointestinal system as a stocking. Then ask, “Should I fill it with the things it really wants, or with a lot of stuff it wasn’t asking for?” There’s a reason so many [...]
“Oh, it’s nothing,” many people may think when a bite of food gets stuck in their throats. But if food is sticking in there frequently, they may have something more serious to chew on than a simple eating “hiccup.” We tend to think of swallowing as automatic; that it’s something our bodies just do. [...]
Maybe it’s instinct. Maybe it’s something we learn as kids. Somehow, many people tend to glance at their bowel movements before pushing the flusher. And for most people, it’s a non-event. However, for a small percentage of us, an irregularity appears in the stool. Is it food dye from that red slushy? Too many [...]
Many people rely on their gut reactions when it comes to making important decisions. But when it comes to how certain foods and medicines react in our guts, a measure of forethought should be taken. The gut is where one of the body’s most important collections of microorganisms live. There, in the intestine, trillions of [...]
By Dr. Gregory Lam - Screening for colon cancer can be lifesaving, so getting yourself tested is important. However, patients should be aware there are big differences between a traditional colonoscopy and the Cologuard test. Cologuard, the at-home colon cancer screening test that has been heavily marketed, has become a popular option due largely [...]