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What is a Low FODMAP Diet?  FODMAP is an acronym that stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di-, Mono-saccharides And Polyols. These are short-chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols that are poorly absorbed by the small intestine, resulting in abdominal pain, gas, bloating and discomfort for some populations that are sensitive. A low FODMAP diet consists of low […]

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Living with digestive disorders can be extremely frustrating, uncomfortable, and even detrimental to your quality of life. Certain carbohydrates, or FODMAPs (fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides, and polyols), have been linked to gastrointestinal disorders, which are resistant to digestion and not properly absorbed by the body. These short-chain carbohydrates may cause disorders like IBS and symptoms […]

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We all know the saying, “you are what you eat.” Unfortunately for many people, your body may not let this adage be the case. If you have recently been diagnosed with malabsorption syndrome or think that you may be suffering from it, here’s five things you should know.  1. Malabsorption Syndrome Affects the Small Intestine […]

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Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancers are what colon cancer and rectal cancer are typically referred to when discussed together. Cancer of the colon is located specifically in the large intestine, and cancer of the rectum occurs in the last several inches of the colon. Generally, colon cancer is the result of benign polyps that become cancerous over time. Regular […]

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If you are a Diabetic,  it can be a good idea to take preventative steps in order to help protect your liver. This is because Diabetes can raise your risk of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, a condition where excess fat builds up in your liver and can lead to serious diseases as a result. Associated with Diabetes […]

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Projection of liver above doctor's hands

One of the most important organs in the human body is the liver. The liver is the heaviest and largest internal organ, responsible for more than 500 bodily functions. Its primary functions are to break down nutrients from food, create bile, eliminate toxins, and build proteins. If your liver is not functioning properly, your health […]

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What is NASH? NASH is an acronym for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, which is when your liver is inflamed or damaged from an abnormal build-up of fat within this vital organ. In the medical field, NASH is also considered to be a “fatty liver disease.” Surprisingly, many people have a fatty liver, but experience no symptoms or […]

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A FibroScan, or liver ultrasonographic elastography device, is an innovative, non-invasive solution to detecting non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and related liver diseases. Although there are many tools and techniques used to diagnose liver disease, FibroScan excels in terms of accuracy and provides numerous benefits to the patient that are not typically offered by traditional methods. Before […]

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Have you heard of telemedicine? Telemedicine is a relatively new way to deliver healthcare. Instead of conventional medical treatment, where a patient must go to a doctor’s office to receive care, telemedicine allows patients to speak with their healthcare provider via video conference or a phone call. This is allowing for more convenient options for […]

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What is Telehealth?  Telehealth is a method for delivering healthcare advice and consultations without requiring a patient to come into a doctor’s office. Telehealth has been growing in popularity as it has slowly become available within select healthcare practices in the United States. Telehealth allows patients to communicate with their doctor via text, phone, or […]

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