What is Gastroenterology?

A gastroenterologist is a doctor that specializes in the treatment of ailments effecting the gastrointestinal tract and liver. They study all normal activity and disease of the digestive tract. Often referred to as a GI doctor, you would need to see a gastrointestinal doctor with concerns of the esophagus, stomach, small intestine, colon, rectum, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and liver. Gastrologists, or gastrology, study the stomach and stomach diseases. It is the job of the gastroenterologists to diagnose Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, hepatitis, cancer of the esophagus and colon polyps that might be cancerous.

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Gastroenterology Articles

Those with Celiac Disease follow a gluten-free diet

Celiac Disease: Going Against the Grain

Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition triggered by the ingestion of gluten, a protein component in wheat, barley and rye. When people with celiac disease eat food containing gluten, their body reacts with inflammation that causes damage to the small... Continue Reading

Elms Digestive Disease Specialists

Elms Digestive Disease Specialists

People often used to be reluctant to speak of their digestive issues or to seek help early enough when unusual symptoms occurred. Now, they are more apt to take charge of their health care, opting to eat healthier, exercise and, yes, schedule a... Continue Reading

Flushing Away Your Digestive Issues, Dr. Margarita Murphy of Gastrointestinal Surgical Specialists, LLC

Flushing Away Your Digestive Issues

The old saying about an apple a day keeping a doctor away has been repeated plenty of times – but it when it comes to fiber in the diet, Dr. Margarita Murphy said that one apple won't even come close. In fact, the sad truth is that most of us don't get... Continue Reading

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