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Dr. Venkatachala Mohan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 4th Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Venkat Mohan's areas of specialization are adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease); he sees patients in Bellevue, WA and Issaquah, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mohan include pain, feeding tube insertion, and celiac disease. Dr. Mohan's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Mohan attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Mohan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Kannada, and Tamil. His professional affiliations include the University of Washington (UW) Medicine, Overlake Medical Center, and Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Mohan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), Crohn's disease, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Feeding Tube Insertion, Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert A Wohlman, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 4th Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Robert Wohlman works as an adult gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Before performing his residency at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Dr. Wohlman attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Wohlman's areas of expertise include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Seattle Super Doctors and Seattle Met : Top Doctors. Dr. Wohlman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin J Lai, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 4th Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Edwin Lai works as a gastroenterologist and hepatologist. After completing medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Dr. Lai performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dian-Jung Jung Chiang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Dian Chiang's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Chiang include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at National Taiwan University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chiang completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin and Min Nan. Dr. Chiang is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, hepatoblastoma, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj Chandru Butani, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 Fourth Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Raj Butani's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Butani (or staff) is conversant in Sindhi, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Butani's areas of expertise include the following: achalasia, celiac disease, and whipple procedure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Butani has received the following distinctions: Seattle Magazine Top Doctors and Seattle Met Top Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonah Bryan Essers, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 5th Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Jonah Essers' area of specialization is pediatric gastroenterology. His clinical interests include achalasia, celiac disease, and whipple procedure. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Essers attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Children's National Medical Center and George Washington University Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Essers is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Achalasia, Celiac Disease, Whipple Procedure, Gastric Ulcer, Colon Polyps, Malnutrition, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roanne R. E. Selinger, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 4th Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Roanne Selinger is a specialist in adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Selinger's clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. She is affiliated with Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Selinger accepts Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Selinger include: Seattle Super Doctors and Seattle Met : Top Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Georgia M Rees-Lui, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 Fourth Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Georgia Rees-Lui practices adult gastroenterology in Bellevue, WA and Issaquah, WA. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rees-Lui include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. Dr. Rees-Lui is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Rees-Lui is in-network for Medicare insurance. She has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met : Top Doctors. Dr. Rees-Lui (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rees-Lui's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie H Price, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Leslie Price is an adult gastroenterologist in Seattle, WA and Issaquah, WA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Price include achalasia, celiac disease, and whipple procedure. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance. After attending McGill University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Price completed her residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Manometry, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology, Hepatology
1301 4th Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Shie-Pon Tzung practices adult gastroenterology and hepatology (liver disease) in Bellevue, WA and Issaquah, WA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tzung include achalasia, celiac disease, and hepatitis C. He is affiliated with Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. He graduated from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. Dr. Tzung is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastrointestinal cancer, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Ascites, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kalle Kang, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 Fourth Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Kalle Kang's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kang graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Clinical interests for Dr. Kang include achalasia, celiac disease, and whipple procedure. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including Seattle Super Doctors; Seattle Magazine: Top Doctors; and Seattle Met: Top Doctors. Dr. Kang is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Kang is professionally affiliated with Overlake Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sang U Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1301 Fourth Avenue Nw; Suite 303
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Sang Kim is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, colorectal cancer screening, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Overlake Medical Center. Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim has received professional recognition including the following: Seattle Met Magazine Top Doc Seattle Magazine Top Docs. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , stomach problems, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), acid reflux (GERD), colitis

All Interests: Cancer Screening, Colitis, Ulcers, Stomach Problems, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Irritable Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Amarnath V Ramakrishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Amarnath Ramakrishnan is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. After completing medical school at Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, he performed his residency at Graduate Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: pain, celiac disease, and whipple procedure. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramakrishnan average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Ramakrishnan is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, pancreatic cancer, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Whipple Procedure, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, Rectal Bleeding, Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Uma K Pisharody, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 5th Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Uma Pisharody works as a pediatric gastroenterologist in Issaquah, WA and Seattle, WA. The average patient rating for Dr. Pisharody is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pisharody include achalasia, feeding tube insertion, and celiac disease. She is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center. Dr. Pisharody graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then she performed her residency at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Malayalam.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Pain, Feeding Tube Insertion, Achalasia, Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Celiac Disease, Whipple Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason William Harper, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. Jason Harper is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Harper's average rating from Dr. Harper's patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Harper's clinical interests: achalasia, celiac disease, and whipple procedure. Dr. Harper honors Medicare insurance. Before completing Dr. Harper's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Harper attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Harper is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), achalasia, celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, colorectal problems, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, gastroparesis, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, vomiting, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), fecal incontinence, constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders, bowel obstruction, acid reflux (GERD)

All Interests: Achalasia, Whipple Procedure, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hemorrhage, Colitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. David J Patterson, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
751 Ne Blakely Drive; 3rd Floor
Issaquah, WA
 

Dr. David Patterson, who practices in Seattle, WA, Issaquah, WA, and Redmond, WA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His clinical interests include pain, celiac disease, and gallbladder problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Patterson graduated from The University of Auckland Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Auckland for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), celiac disease, anal fissures, gastric (stomach) ulcer, colon polyps, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, hemorrhoids, rectal problems, malabsorption, colitis, rectal bleeding, gastrointestinal bleeding, stomach problems, short bowel syndrome, gastritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), constipation, duodenal ulcer, peptic ulcer, anorectal problems, esophageal ulcer, inflammatory bowel disease, stomach cancer, small intestine disorders

All Interests: Pain, Celiac Disease, Whipple Procedure, Gastric Ulcer, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, ... (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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