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Everything You Need to Know About Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an illness that occurs when food becomes contaminated with any number of bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Food can become contaminated during food preparation, food storage, or while being eaten. The symptoms of food poisoning are not always clear and may vary depending on the type of contaminant. Nevertheless, food poisoning often includes nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. There are many different types of food poisoning which include chemical contamination (toxic substances), bacterial infection (salmonella), and parasitic infections (giardia). Please read on to learn more about food poisoning, its symptoms, and how to treat it.

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Celiac Disease: Symptoms, Complications, and Treatment

Triggered by gluten, celiac disease is a digestive disorder that causes damage to the small intestine.  There is a wide range of celiac disease symptoms, from digestive symptoms to seizures, fatigue, or anemia.  Someone with celiac disease has a greater risk of developing coronary heart disease and small bowel cancers.  Currently, the only treatment option for celiac disease is a gluten-free diet.  For questions or concerns about celiac disease or a gluten-free diet, reach out to your primary care provider. 

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What is Librax?

The most common gastrointestinal disorder you’ve never heard of is irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. IBS is a common, chronic gastrointestinal condition that is estimated

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Stomach Ulcers: What Causes Them, Symptoms and Treatment

A stomach ulcer is a sore or hole in the stomach lining and is also known as peptic ulcer disease. A stomach ulcer can cause pain and discomfort, but often people with stomach ulcers do not have any symptoms at all. Find out more about what causes stomach ulcers, how they are diagnosed, and how to treat them.

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What Are The Side Effects Of Pantoprazole?

Acid reflux, and the range of health issues that cause it, affect a significant number of Americans – at least one in five adults in the country deal with it daily. Often signaled by a burning, painful sensation in the throat, it’s caused by an overabundance of acid in the stomach. Usually used to break down food, this excess stomach acid travels up the esophagus and burns the mucus-lined walls, causing internal injuries. In order to fight this painful issue, doctors rely on medications called PPIs, or proton pump inhibitors, which includes pantoprazole. 

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Do We Need a New Treatment for Constipation?

Millions of Americans suffer from a form of constipation called Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) every year. The American Journal of Managed Care defines CIC as “a functional bowel disorder characterized by difficult, infrequent, and/or incomplete defecation” that is not related to an anatomic or structural abnormality. CIC appears in patients of all ages in all populations with varying symptoms. Multiple forms of treatment exist, ranging from herbal and over the counter options to prescription medications.

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Why is my stool yellow?

If your stool has turned yellow, you are not alone as many people experience yellow stool at some point in their lives. In most cases, yellow stool is caused by something that is easily treated and does not pose a serious health risk. However, it is important to understand the causes of yellow stool and when you need to see your doctor. In this article, we will explore the causes of yellow stool and what you can do about it.

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A Special Kind of Steroid to Help with Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects 1.6 million individuals in the United States. Many people experience symptoms like diarrhea, stomach pain, nausea, and even rectal bleeding. An overactive immune system is a leading cause of these symptoms. Steroids can help control these symptoms but cause undesired side effects. A formulation of oral budesonide, a type of steroid, comes in a multi matrix system that reduces steroid-related side effects. It is not absorbed by the body and works only in the gut. Individuals can live comfortably and experience fewer side effects compared to other steroids. Make sure to always contact your healthcare provider first before starting a new medication to determine if it is appropriate for you. 

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The Gut Microbiome: How Does It Impact Your Health?

The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of microbes that can impact your health.  If there is an imbalance in the healthy and unhealthy bacteria, it can influence your weight, gut health, heart health, and many other conditions.  The key to a healthy gut is to have a diverse gut microbiome that can be influenced by the foods you eat.

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