GI Health: When to see a gastroenterologist

Posted by CarePoint Health on Mar 22, 2017 1:01:08 PM

What do you think of when you hear the word gastroenterologist? If it’s colonoscopies you are only partially correct. They do specialize in colon health and during colon cancer awareness month they are keenly focused on getting the word out about colonoscopies and preventing the number two cause of cancer death—colon cancer.

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Topics: Gastrointestinal, GERD

Heartburn and GERD: What you can do

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Most people have experienced heartburn at one time or another. Heartburn is often felt as a burning sensation in the chest, and can be triggered by certain foods and drinks. Heartburn may also be called reflux, gastroesophageal reflux (GER), or acid indigestion. The burning sensation is caused by acid from your stomach that backs up into your esophagus.

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Topics: Heartburn, Gastrointestinal, GERD

Can GERD cause problems with sleep?

Posted by CarePoint Health on Apr 20, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, which is commonly referred to as GERD, has been deemed a common cause of insomnia and sleeplessness. The heartburn sensation this disease often triggers may prevent you from feeling comfortable and falling asleep in a timely manner. As a result, you may go on to experience other health problems associated with lack of sleep, such as fatigue, irritability, difficulty with concentrating, hormonal imbalance, overeating, and more.

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Topics: Gastrointestinal, GERD