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What Are Some Differences Between FLD and Liver Cirrhosis?

  Maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal system is crucial for preserving your overall health, and one of the most important organs of the gastrointestinal system is the liver. The liver is in control of numerous crucial functions, such as metabolizing fats, carbs, and proteins, generating bile, storing minerals and glycogen, eliminating drugs and hormones, and much… Read more »

What Are the Risk Factors for Fatty Liver Disease?

Your liver is the second largest organ in your body and carries out several vital functions, like producing bile, processing glucose, and filtering blood. Long-term damage to this vital organ can result in liver cirrhosis, a medical problem where scar tissue takes over healthy areas of tissue. Several health factors and liver problems could lead… Read more »

What Leads to Bloody Stool?

Having blood in your stool can be disconcerting and is likely to leave you worrying about your health. But bowel movement blood (hematochezia) might not always represent a serious health problem. A number of conditions could result in having red blood in the stool. The gastroenterology specialists at GI Alliance routinely address this symptom and… Read more »

What To Look For When Selecting a Gastroenterologist

Having a colonoscopy done is an essential step in preventing colon cancer. That’s why it’s critical to choose the right specialist. A colonoscopy is considered an invasive procedure, so you should feel comfortable with your doctor and trust his/her ability to find possible signs of colon cancer to reduce your risk of disease progression. Here are… Read more »

10 Things You Can Do to Positively Impact Your Gut Health

Most everyone, at some point in their lives, has experienced an upset stomach.  But, how do you know if your overall “gut” is healthy or unhealthy?  There are many ways an unhealthy gut might manifest itself. Here are a few of the most common indicators: Persistent Upset Stomach – persistent gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, or… Read more »

Maintaining Digestive Health on Vacation

It’s the first day of vacation, and you have your bags packed and a whole itinerary chalked out. A large section of your “Must Visit” list, usually includes eateries you must visit and local cuisines you must try. However, if you are not careful, you can get a digestive problem that can put a damper… Read more »

Symptoms and Causes – Crohn’s Disease

Having to make frequent trips to the bathroom at the most inappropriate moments can be a cause for social embarrassment. This is a situation many people living with Crohn’s disease are very familiar with. It can take a heavy psychological and emotional toll on your life. Here are the facts about Crohn’s disease to help… Read more »

Foods that Fight Digestive Disease

Do you experience uncomfortable bloating in your stomach or burning in your chest after meals? You could be suffering from a digestive disease and Digestive Disease National Awareness month (May) is the opportune time to start working on your digestive health. All digestive diseases, ranging from the occasional acid reflux to full-blown irritable bowel syndrome,… Read more »

Understanding Your IBS Diagnosis

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common diagnoses made by gastroenterologists. Common symptoms of IBS are abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, and diarrhea. This condition affects about 20% of the population of North America. Those most likely to suffer from IBS include women, people under the age of 50, sexual or physical abuse… Read more »