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Hemorrhoids Symptoms, Treatment and Diagnosis
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Hemorrhoids Symptoms, Treatment and Diagnosis

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum. By the age of 50, around half of adults will have experienced the hemorrhoids symptoms. Hemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids develop within the anus or rectum, and external hemorrhoids develop outside of the anus....

What to Eat and Avoid If You Have GERD
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What to Eat and Avoid If You Have GERD

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, affects about 20% of the American population. This is a condition in which the stomach contents regularly move back up the food pipe. This regurgitation is usually long-term, and can result in uncomfortable symptoms, including heartburn and pain in the upper abdomen. The severity of the condition often relates to...

Managing Your IBS During the COVID-19 Pandemic
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Managing Your IBS During the COVID-19 Pandemic

If you suffer from IBS, keep on reading. During the COVID-19 pandemic, you might notice that your irritable bowel syndrome symptoms may be more bothersome than normal. Understanding the link between food triggers, stress and your symptoms may be the key to managing symptoms from home. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about...

Heartburn Drug Trials for COVID-19: A New Treatment?
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Heartburn Drug Trials for COVID-19: A New Treatment?

With news for a treatment for the novel coronavirus always circulating, there’s no shortage of possibilities. The rapidly growing list of treatments for COVID-19 includes an unlikely candidate: famotidine, the active compound in the over-the-counter heartburn drug called Pepcid. Hospitalized COVID-19 patients who received famotidine were twice as likely to survive the virus, according to...

Common Digestive Conditions: Top to Bottom
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Common Digestive Conditions: Top to Bottom

Most people don’t like to talk about it, but having gastrointestinal issues is commonplace. If you’re suffering any symptoms and want your questions answered, book a visit to see us at Triborough GI. Here’s a top-to-bottom look at some of the most common digestive issues, their symptoms, and the most effective treatments available. If you...

Celiac Disease vs Gluten Intolerance: Spotting the Difference
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Celiac Disease vs Gluten Intolerance: Spotting the Difference

Gluten free diets have risen in popularity, but there are many people who do not understand what being gluten free entails, or why someone would need to be gluten free. Celiac disease and gluten intolerance are both conditions that relate to gluten. While they might have some similarities in their symptoms, there are distinct differences...

The Link Between Diarrhea and COVID-19
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The Link Between Diarrhea and COVID-19

There’s a whirlwind of information on COVID-19 out there on the internet, and you’ve likely heard the most common symptoms by now: dry cough, fever, shortness of breath. But now, researchers are warning that another less-common symptom may be more prominent than doctors once thought: diarrhea. Along with other gastrointestinal issues, there are an increasing...

Obesity: The Common Denominator in Many COVID-19 Cases
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Obesity: The Common Denominator in Many COVID-19 Cases

Every day, it seems that something new is discovered about the novel COVID-19: whether it’s new cases, medical developments or a change in laws.  Research has unearthed the possibility that elderly and obese people are more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19. With the United States containing some of the most obese people in the...

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