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Understanding H. Pylori Infections
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Understanding H. Pylori Infections

pylori stands for Helicobacter pylori, and it’s a spiral-shaped bacterium that grows in the digestive tract and can live in the lining of your stomach. For most people, they become infected during childhood and will live their life with minimal to no symptoms. But for others, an H. pylori infection can cause serious issues, such...

The food you can eat = Irritable Bowel Syndrome and diet
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The food you can eat = Irritable Bowel Syndrome and diet

At Triborough GI we know that living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is frustrating, especially when it comes to mealtimes. You often can’t enjoy your meal because you’re so worried about whether your food choices will trigger an episode of bloating, gas, cramps, diarrhea or constipation. You’re not alone. An estimated 10 to 15 percent...

Do Patients Really Prefer Colon Capsule Endoscopy Over Colonoscopy?
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Do Patients Really Prefer Colon Capsule Endoscopy Over Colonoscopy?

What Is Capsule Endoscopy? Capsule endoscopy, also known as video capsule endoscopy or wireless capsule endoscopy, uses a tiny wireless camera placed in a pill-sized capsule to take pictures of your GI tract. When you swallow the capsule, the camera begins to move through your GI tract and takes several pictures, which are then transferred...

Orbera: The Effective Weight-Loss Option Between Diet and Surgery
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Orbera: The Effective Weight-Loss Option Between Diet and Surgery

Are you over your target weight and ready to shed some pounds? Then you might have started to look at various weight loss solutions. There are many of them. But what’s often overlooked is the solution that perfectly fills the gap between non-invasive solutions and surgery: The Orbera gastric balloon. At Triborough GI we know that...

How to Alleviate the Presence and Pain of Hemorrhoids
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How to Alleviate the Presence and Pain of Hemorrhoids

What are hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are a normal part of the anal canal which help us to control bowel function. There are two locations where hemorrhoids can be found. Internal hemorrhoids exist within the lining of the rectum and anal area, or the inside of the body. In contrast, external hemorrhoids are located on the outside...

When is a Colonoscopy Needed?
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When is a Colonoscopy Needed?

A colonoscopy is a medical procedure for detecting colon cancer and various gastrointestinal problems, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease. Everyone should undergo their first colonoscopy by the age of 50. In some cases, a colonoscopy should be performed even earlier. Based on your individual medical history, a gastroenterologist can advise you as to...

Adjustments to your lifestyle if you’re diagnosed with Celiac Disease
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Adjustments to your lifestyle if you’re diagnosed with Celiac Disease

Have you been diagnosed with celiac disease?  If so, you may feel lost, wondering how you’ll adjust to life without gluten. At Triborough GI, New York, we understand how difficult living with celiac disease can be. Our board-certified gastroenterologists provide diagnosis and ongoing support to patients with this autoimmune disorder that causes your immune system to attack...

Types of Peptic Ulcers and How to Deal With Them?
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Types of Peptic Ulcers and How to Deal With Them?

Ulcers are generally types of sores that develop in the digestive tract. The condition can happen in various places within the gastrointestinal system such as the intestines and stomach. There are also many people who experience multiple ulcers in their stomachs. A few times, ulcers can disappear on their own, and you do not have...

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...

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