Cedarhurst GastroCare LI Helps People Get Relief

Many people suffer daily from stomach discomfort that they dismiss as too much gas, food allergies, bloating, or eating something that doesn’t agree with them. But they don’t actually know what is wrong. If, like them, you have issues on a continuing basis with symptoms that you believe are due to some malfunction of your gastrointestinal tract, you can take action to find relief. You are not alone in your misery. Annually, in the U.S., more than 37 million doctor visits are due to some sort of disorder or disease related to the digestive system. Obviously, this is of great concern to the medical establishment whose job it is to help people deal with their illnesses. Luckily, our knowledgeable and experienced gastrointestinal physicians are standing by to assess your symptoms and devise a plan to end your discomfort. GastroCare LI is proud to serve the residents of Cedarhurst. Call for an appointment so you can be on the road to relief as soon as possible. We understand how recurring gastrointestinal symptoms can impact your quality of life. If your stomach problems are ongoing, leaving you feeling sluggish or worse, you are not just a complainer. Your digestive tract is not doing its job. If you have symptoms such as dark, bloody stools, persistent constipation, stomach swelling, bouts of dizziness, bringing up blood, or are unable to keep your food or liquids down, reach out to our team as soon as possible. Call , or fill out our contact form today to make an appointment. Dr. Bradley Rieders, Dr. Brandon E. Rieders, and Dr. Gautam Reddy treat the full range of gastrointestinal issues that make life miserable for so many people. Concerned, comforting, and caring are words that many of our patients use to describe our physicians. They and our entire staff are dedicated to treating you with the highest level of professionalism.

How Can I Prepare for My First Visit?

Once you have scheduled an appointment with a physician, take the time to prepare a narrative of your symptoms because you have probably been plagued with GI issues for a while before you decide to get help. Doing so will help your doctor focus on the issues you are having. This helps them to reach a diagnosis sooner. Here is a list of things to jot down and bring with you on your visit:
  • Contact information for your family doctor as well as other doctors who are treating you
  • A diagnosis, if you have one, from another doctor
  • A list of past surgeriesgastro care conditions cedarhurst
  • Other medical problems you may be dealing with
  • A detailed list of your current medications and exact dosages
  • Over the counter or alternative medicines, herbal preparations, or treatments you are taking
  • A list of side effects from any of your current medications
  • Things you are allergic to
  • Stressors or significant personal issues you may be experiencing
  • A family history of diseases

The Digestive System and the Conditions That Can Affect It

Before we consider the various conditions that may develop in your GI tract, It’s helpful to understand exactly what the digestive system consists of and how it helps our bodies to function.
  • The GI tract is part of the digestive system as a whole, while the pancreas, gall bladder, and liver make up the remainder.
  • The GI tract is composed of hollow organs encased in a linear tube that begins from the mouth and connects to the anus. The mouth, esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, and anus are the hollow organs.
  • The solid organs are the pancreas, liver, and gallbladder.
The digestive system takes in nourishment in the form of solid and liquid foods and metabolizes them so the body can use them to produce energy, support growth, and repair tissue. Waste products are eliminated by way of the intestines. When some aspect of the digestive system is not functioning, your gastroenterologist will assess your symptoms, diagnose your condition, and devise a treatment plan to get you back to enjoying your life in good health.

Conditions Your Gastroenterologist Can Treat

There is a wide range of gastrointestinal issues that an experienced gastroenterologist can treat. One or more of the following may relate to your discomfort:

Questions You Can Ask Your Gastroenterologist

questions to ask your gastroenterologistMany times people seek medical help, but then they are afraid to ask their doctor questions about their condition. Actually, asking questions and voicing your concerns can help you and your physician get to the bottom of your health issues faster. And speaking up is an important step. You have to say what’s on your mind to make sure your doctor is able to do everything he can for you. Here are some questions you may want to ask your doctor:
  • What is my diagnosis, or when will I know what it is?
  • Do my symptoms point to a serious medical condition?
  • How do you usually treat my condition?
  • Is there a need for testing? If so, what kinds of tests do I need?
  • Will I be taking medicine, and, if I do, could it make me sicker?
  • Do I have to change the way I eat?
  • What should I do if I get sick before my next appointment?

Contact the Cedarhurst Gastroenterologists at GastroCare LI Today

Once you realize that the discomfort you are enduring because of an undiagnosed or untreated gastrointestinal disorder is impeding your family activities, work, and social life, it’s time to face it head-on. The compassionate and highly experienced medical team at GastroCare LI will do everything possible to make you feel comfortable enough to discuss your digestive issues so we can start you on a treatment plan without delay. We are always eager to schedule your appointment. Call today, or use our handy contact form,  and we will call you.
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