At DHC, our specialists have years of experience to effectively diagnose and treat chronic and acute gastrointestinal conditions. Using the latest methodologies and technology, our practice provides superior quality of care for all illnesses of the digestive system.
Common Gastrointestinal Conditions
Digestive Healthcare Center in New Jersey can diagnose and treat common gastrointestinal conditions to patients that are experiencing symptoms that may cause discomfort, bleeding, or concern. Many gastroenterological conditions can produce similar symptoms which is why it’s important to understand each condition. Many of these conditions can be prevented or properly maintained and minimized by living a healthy lifestyle and getting routine checks and screenings. These conditions are:
Abdominal bloating is an unpleasant condition where gas builds up in the abdomen causing the patient’s stomach area to become bloated. This condition can be treated with prescribed preventative measures, as well as oral medications.
Anorectal Dysfunction/Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Anorectal dysfunction, also known as pelvic floor dysfunction, covers a wide range of gastrointestinal problems that involve the weakening of the pelvic floor. Anorectal dysfunction can be successfully treated with surgical procedures.
Celiac Disease & Gluten Sensitivity
Celiac disease is a common autoimmune disease where the patient has an immune attack on gluten. Reactions usually include diarrhea, bloating, skin rashes, weight loss, and vomiting. DHC can expertly diagnose celiac disease and treat the condition with nutrition & diet recommendations.
Colorectal Cancer refers to two types of cancers – colon and rectal. Both cancers involve polyps in their respective organs. It’s very important to schedule a regular screening, usually via colonoscopy, to check for colorectal cancer.
Constipation, Diarrhea, and Bloody Stool
These common problems can be a painful part of every day if left untreated in the long-term. Unrelenting Constipation, Diarrhea, and Bloody Stool are usually indicators of deeper gastrointestinal conditions that should be looked into further by a doctor.
Diverticulitis is a condition where diverticula – small, swollen pockets – form in the weak spots of the lining of the large intestine (colon). Treatment for diverticulitis depends on its severity.
Esophageal Cancer is the abnormal growth of tissue in the esophagus. Treatment usually involves chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation therapy.
Fatty Liver Disease
Fatty Liver Disease is a condition where the liver develops an abnormal amount of fatty cells. Treatment for this condition is usually lifestyle-centered and involves a deep evaluation by the doctor to determine its severity.
Fecal incontinence is a condition where the patient is unable to control their bowel movements. Upon diagnosis, fecal incontinence can be treated with oral medications, nutritional changes, or surgery.
Gallstones are hardened pieces of bile in the gallbladder. These painful stones can cause pain around the shoulder blades and abdomen. Gallstones are treated with surgery or medication.
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)/Acid Reflux
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, is a condition caused by frequent acid reflux. The patient’s stomach will frequently pump back up stomach acid, which then irritates the lining of the esophagus. This common condition can be treated with lifestyle and nutrition changes, as prescribed by a doctor.
Hemorrhoids are swollen veins located in the lower rectum and anus. These painful piles can be treated in a variety of different ways depending on their diagnosis.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) isn’t a singular disease – it can refer to several conditions that create chronic inflammation in the digestive tract. While there is no definitive cure for these conditions, the patient can take several medications and/or make nutritional changes as prescribed by their doctor.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a disorder in which the bowels either contract too strongly or too weakly, resulting in constipation, diarrhea, and difficulty digesting food. Treatments for IBS focus on relieving the painful symptoms it causes.
Malabsorption refers to a condition where the small intestine is unable to process nutrients. This condition can have many underlying causes, so it’s important to see a doctor for a proper diagnosis.
Polyps are abnormal tissue along the gastrointestinal tract. Risk factors, such as family history and age, play a major role in polyps developing. Polyps can be diagnosed through colonoscopies and can then be removed through surgery.
Rectal bleeding refers to blood coming out of the rectum. The cause of the bleeding can be from any gastrointestinal disorder so the doctor may recommend a variety of diagnostic procedures in order to correctly diagnose and treat the bleeding.
Tumors are malignant tissue and many times are indications of cancer. It’s recommended for patients to undergo regular screenings in order to detect and successfully treat tumors.
Ulcers are open sores within the gastrointestinal tract. They form as the result of digestive acid eating away at the tract’s mucous lining. Treatment for ulcers include lifestyle and nutritional changes, as well as prescribed antibiotics.
Gastrointestinal Condition Treatments in New Jersey
If you believe you are currently suffering from one of these conditions, turn to Digestive Healthcare Center located in Hillsborough, Somerville, and Warren, New Jersey. At DHC, our specialists are skilled in successfully diagnosing and treating all digestive disorders and diseases with state-of-the-art technology and methodologies. To learn more about gastrointestinal conditions, or if you are experiencing any abnormal symptoms, contact Digestive Healthcare Center as soon as possible by calling or requesting an appointment online today.