Gastroenterological Care in Woodhaven, NY
If you’re suffering from GI issues and the unpleasant symptoms that come with them, you should contact [firm-name] immediately. Our team of highly experienced and knowledgeable doctors can evaluate your condition and determine the appropriate treatment plan to manage or cure your illness. Call [phone-number] now to make an appointment.
GI Conditions [firm-name] Can Treat
At [firm-name], we have experience diagnosing and treating diseases and conditions that affect GI functioning and health, including:
- Celiac disease
- Acid reflux
- Crohn’s disease
- Colon cancer
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Ulcerative colitis
- Trouble swallowing
- Bile duct disorder
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Liver disease
- Unexplained weight loss
- Lactose intolerance
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Gallbladder disease and related issues
- Rectal pain and bleeding
If you’re suffering from one of these or another gastroenterological problem, contact [firm-name] for an appointment today.
How Inflammation Can Affect the GI Tract
Inflammation is the body’s response to illnesses and irritants. It’s a way to protect the body from invaders. However, chronic inflammation can contribute to various gastroenterological conditions.
Gastritis occurs when the stomach lining becomes inflamed. Common symptoms include:
- Upper abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Decreased appetite
Chronic gastritis over an extended period can cause severe damage to the stomach lining. Certain risk factors increase your chance of developing this condition, such as:
- Excessive alcohol use – Abusing alcohol not only leads to a range of health issues but also destroys the lining of the stomach. Your stomach can’t handle digestive chemicals without a sturdy protective lining.
- Age – As you get older, the stomach lining becomes thinner, increasing the risk of gastritis.
- Pain relievers – Some pain medications, such as Advil and aspirin, taken regularly can decrease the chemicals the stomach needs to protect the lining.
- Bacterial infections – The stomach contains the bacteria helicobacter pylori. It attacks the stomach lining and disrupts normal functioning.
Common Causes of GI Problems
When you’re diagnosed with a GI problem, a range of symptoms probably caused you to see your doctor in the first place, including pain and discomfort. These symptoms can significantly diminish your quality of life and prevent you from managing your daily responsibilities.
Persistent gastroenterological conditions cause not only physical symptoms but emotional challenges as well. Your mental health could be affected, leading to depression, anxiety, and a range of other psychological issues.
Diseases and other conditions associated with your GI tract can result from various factors, including:
- Medication – Some drugs, such as anti-diarrheal medicines and antacids, can wreak havoc on your GI system. Although they’re meant to manage common health issues, they can also lead to debilitating side effects.
- Lifestyle – Promoting digestive health means living a healthy lifestyle. Poor diet and a lack of physical exercise can negatively impact the way your digestive system functions.
- Undiagnosed or untreated illnesses – Certain medical conditions, such as Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and Celiac disease, cause persistent pain, discomfort, and other symptoms. If you’re not actively treating your GI illness, it’s unlikely you’ll find any relief.
- Irritants and allergens – Certain nutrients and foods become more difficult for the body to process as you get older. This can cause GI distress and affect the way your digestive tract functions.
Certain symptoms can indicate a serious gastroenterological condition. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should speak to your gastroenterologist immediately:
- Severe constipation
- Chest pain
- Inability to retain food and fluids
- Vomiting blood
- Swelling around the site of an abdominal hernia
- Bloody stools with a black or maroon appearance
You shouldn’t have to live with the ongoing symptoms of a gastroenterological condition. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, contact [firm-name] today for a diagnosis so you can learn about the available treatment options.
How to Adequately Prepare for Your First Appointment with Us
If you scheduled an appointment with one of our gastroenterologists, there are some things you should do to prepare for your visit. We need to know the symptoms you’re experiencing and other details about you to diagnose your condition correctly. You should plan to bring this information to your first appointment:
- Personal details – Let us know about your lifestyle. If you have any stressors in your life or recently went through a significant change, inform us of them. Stress is a common factor contributing to GI issues and exacerbating symptoms.
- Symptoms – Write a list of every symptom you’ve been experiencing. Even if you don’t think one relates to your GI tract, include it in the list anyway. Sometimes, problems with other bodily functions can indicate a serious illness of your GI system.
- Medication – Prepare a thorough list of all the medicines you’re taking, including any supplements and over-the-counter drugs.
- Moral support – When you’re struggling with an undiagnosed problem, it’s best to surround yourself with people who will help you through it. Bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment. They can provide the emotional support you need and inform your doctor of relevant information you might have forgotten about.
Why Choose [firm-name]?
We have a team of doctors trained and experienced in gastroenterology. We dedicate our time and effort to every patient that comes to see us. You will receive the quality care you need to get the answers you’re looking for so you can recover.
GI conditions often cause symptoms similar to a variety of other diseases. Unfortunately, they can be difficult to diagnose. We will take the time to review all the information you provide to determine whether we can help. Sometimes, the solution is as simple as changing your diet. Other times, following a specific treatment plan or undergoing a medical procedure is necessary. We will explore all options and recommend the ones we believe can provide some relief.
Our staff speaks multiple languages, including Hindi, Spanish, Urdu, and Italian. We provide services to patients throughout New York at our two conveniently located offices in Glendale and Valley Stream. Do not hesitate to reach out to us for an appointment so you can begin your journey to better health.
If you’re having any issues with your GI system and want to learn how to manage the symptoms you have been experiencing, contact [firm-name] right now. You can depend on us to accommodate your needs and find an effective solution to your medical condition.
Our team will remain by your side every step of the way to help you find the relief you have been looking for. Call [phone-number] or contact us online for an appointment.