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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...

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 symptoms of hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids can either be internal or external. Internal hemorrhoids develop within the anus or rectum, and external hemorrhoids develop outside of the...

Are You Lactose Intolerant? Listen Up.
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Are You Lactose Intolerant? Listen Up.

If you thought you were the only one not feeling good after eating dairy products: you’re not alone. You could be having symptoms of lactose intolerance, which is very common. It’s thought to affect around 75% of the world’s population. People with lactose intolerance experience digestive problems when they eat dairy, which can have a...

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...

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...