Hepatitis C is a liver inflammation caused by the HCV virus. A person can contract hepatitis C if they come into contact with infected blood. The disease can be chronic, which means the patient has it for a long time, and it can be acute. This phase doesn’t last long, but can lead to the […]
A company news release has advised that Gelesis100 (Plenity, Gelesis) has been cleared by the FDA for weight management in adults with a BMI of 25-40 kg/m2 when used in combination with diet and exercise. Click HERE to read more.
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes any disorder that involves chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. Common examples include Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The symptoms of IBD depend on the location of the inflammation and its severity. They also usually have a cyclic nature: the patient will typically have a bout of illness followed by […]
Read about the results of a study comparing both weight-loss procedures HERE.
According to study results, eating a diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates can lead to changes in the gut that could lead to the development of metabolic disorders. Click HERE to read more.
Those who are considering weight loss surgery have options. Until recently, the most commonly recommended procedure was the laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy (LSG). A newer approach has become popular, and it’s called endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty (ESG). Both are minimally-invasive and offer a number of benefits. Looking at endoscopic sleeve gastroplasty versus laparoscopic sleeve gastronomy is important […]
There are times in your life when a cancer screening will be recommended. Men and women should have colonoscopies at the age of 50 to check for colon cancer. If there aren’t any problems, they won’t need another screening for 10 more years. It’s a lot to take in, but having a cancer screening can […]
Digestive disorders generally fall into two broad categories: functional and structural. In a functional disorder, everything looks normal but still isn’t working properly. Functional disorders are the more common type of digestive disorder and include such well-known examples as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and constipation. In a structural disorder, the affected part not only doesn’t […]