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Dr. John Yuchuan Chuan Tung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
Sj Pediatric Gastroenterology, Llc; Echelon Professional Center
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. John Tung is a medical specialist in pediatric gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Tung's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Memorial Hospital and Cooper University Health Care. After attending King's College London School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care and The Hospital for Sick Children. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Independence Blue Cross, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, Crohn's disease, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Colon Polyps, Nutrition Issues, Ulcerative Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Bruce Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800, Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Michael Goldstein practices adult gastroenterology in Deptford, NJ, Voorhees, NJ, and Sewell, NJ. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Kennedy Health System. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Goldstein trained at Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Celia Z Padron, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Gastroenterology
901b Route 73 N
Marlton, NJ
 

Dr. Celia Padron sees patients in Marlton, NJ. Her medical specialty is pediatric gastroenterology. Dr. Padron is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. She is affiliated with Virtua Memorial Hospital and Cooper University Health Care. Dr. Padron accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew M Alloy, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800 Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Alloy works as an adult gastroenterologist. These areas are among Dr. Alloy's clinical interests: gastrointestinal bleeding, anemia, and hepatitis C. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alloy trained at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford for his residency. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, diarrhea, Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's Disease, Liver Disease, Pancreatitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Alex M Celluzzi, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800 Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Alex Celluzzi, who practices in Voorhees, NJ, Deptford, NJ, and Sewell, NJ, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Celluzzi's areas of expertise include celiac disease, crohn's disease, and hepatitis C. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Celluzzi completed a residency program at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He is affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, vomiting, colon polyps, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, gastrointestinal motility disorders, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, malabsorption, rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Cirrhosis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Liver ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jay Mushnick, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 Evesham Road; Building 800, Suite 110
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Alan Mushnick's specialty is adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Mushnick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Mushnick trained at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Mushnick is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Jay Malamut works as an adult gastroenterologist in Voorhees, NJ. Dr. Malamut's areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates, Kennedy Health System, and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Hahnemann University Hospital's residency program. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
117 East Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Gary Levin's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. These areas are among his clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Levin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levin honors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. John Kolnik's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kolnik include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Kolnik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Boris Libster, DO
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
217 White Horse Pike
Haddon Heights, NJ
 

Dr. Boris Libster is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Clinical interests for Dr. Libster include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Libster's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, Devon Health Services, and more. Dr. Libster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
117 East Laurel Road
Stratford, NJ
 

Dr. Steven Liakos practices adult gastroenterology in Marlton, NJ, Atco, NJ, and Stratford, NJ. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Liakos include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. Dr. Liakos is professionally affiliated with Kennedy Health System. Dr. Liakos accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford, Dr. Liakos attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 401
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Auguste Turnier is a gastroenterologist. His clinical interests include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Turnier is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Turnier completed a residency program at Cooper University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Other
502 Centennial Boulevard; Suite 3
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. M. Arif Hashmi is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include celiac disease, hepatitis C, and liver tumor. Dr. Hashmi is professionally affiliated with Allied Gastrointestinal Associates and Virtua Voorhees Hospital. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Hashmi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Devon Health Services, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, gastrointestinal cancer, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, hypergastrinemia, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), rectal stricture, acid reflux (GERD), gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Beryllium Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Surgery, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2301 E Evesham Road; Suite 401
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Melville Ackerman is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. These areas are among Dr. Ackerman's clinical interests: celiac disease, hepatitis C, and colon polyps. He is affiliated with Cooper University Health Care. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ackerman attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Cooper University Hospital for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, Crohn's disease, celiac disease, colon polyps, gastrointestinal motility disorders, ulcerative colitis, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, diarrhea, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, esophageal spasm, liver cancer, small intestine disorders, intestinal (bowel) problems, esophageal stricture (narrowing), acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Esophagitis, Gastrointestinal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Joseph Callahan, DO
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology
Md Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper; Two Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Callahan works as an adult hematologist and oncologist. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, thyroid cancer, and liver tumor. Dr. Callahan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Callahan's residency was performed at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists; Silver Chalice Award, American Cancer Society, Southern New Jersey; and Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cooper University Physicians and Virtua Marlton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , esophageal cancer, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colon cancer, stomach cancer, liver cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, rectal problems, pancreatic cancer, gastrointestinal tumor

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Vulvar Cancer, Rectal Problems, Gynecologic Cancer, Bone Cancer, Brain Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Randall Zaontz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1012 Laurel Oak Road; Suite 1
Voorhees, NJ
 

Dr. Mark Zaontz is a pediatric urologist. Dr. Zaontz is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zaontz include phimosis, varicocele, and microsurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Virtua Voorhees Hospital, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and Abington Health. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HSA, AmeriHealth, and more. Dr. Zaontz's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Physicians from Consumers Research Council of America; Top Rated Physicians in America; and Guide to the Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , acid reflux (GERD), constipation

All Interests: Phimosis, Varicocele, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Endoscopic Surgery, Kidney Stones, Surgical ... (Read more)

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What are Gastrointestinal Problems?

The gastrointestinal system, or GI tract, is the name given to a collection of organs that work together to digest food. These organs fit together in a long tube, running from the mouth to the anus, and include the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, among others. With so many parts working together, complicated by today’s busy lifestyles and diets, digestive problems are common. As many as 1 in 3 Americans have a digestive or GI disorder. There are a huge variety of digestive problems, but the most common are IBS, constipation, GERD, hemorrhoids, and ulcers.

IBS, or irritable bowel syndrome, happens when the muscles surrounding the colon contract too easily or frequently. The result is abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea or constipation, gas and bloating. IBS attacks can often be brought on by specific triggers, so a key part of treatment is learning which foods trigger IBS attacks and avoiding them. Treatment also includes exercise, avoiding stress, and medications if needed.

Constipation, or large, hard, or infrequent stools, happens to everyone at some point. It can be caused by a disruption in routine or food, or by eating a diet without many fresh fruits and vegetables. Although it is uncomfortable, constipation is common and usually not serious, but it can sometimes become chronic. Adding fiber to the diet, exercising, and taking medications may help.

GERD, or gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a severe form of chronic heartburn where stomach acid spills back up into the esophagus. Left untreated, the acid may even eat away at the esophagus and cause serious damage. Treatment includes changing the diet to avoid trigger foods, losing weight if needed, medications, or even surgery.

Hemorrhoids are blood vessels around the rectum that become irritated, swollen or torn while straining during a bowel movement. They are most often caused by constipation, but can also be caused by pregnancy, diarrhea, or simply a genetic predisposition towards hemorrhoids. Treatment involves first treating any constipation issues, then keeping the area clean and soothed until it has healed. If these measures are ineffective, surgery is sometimes used.

Peptic ulcers are sores or spots of inflammation in the lining of the stomach or close to the stomach in the small intestine. Usually this area is coated with a protective lining that shields the tissue from the strong stomach acid, but a break in the lining can let acid in, causing the sores. It used to be thought that stress caused ulcers, but now we know that is not the case. Most often, they are caused by an infection by H. pylori bacteria, but ulcers can also be caused by alcohol abuse or overuse of aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, or other NSAIDS. The symptoms of an ulcer are pain, hunger, nausea, and fatigue.

Gastrointestinal problems, perhaps more than any other area, are markedly affected by lifestyle. Many disorders can be prevented or treated at least in part by eating a healthy diet high in fiber, exercising regularly, drinking enough water, and limiting alcohol intake. Still, the frequency of digestive disorders means that even the healthiest person can be affected by them. See your doctor if you notice blood in your stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, or any significant change in bowel movements.

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