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Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders occur when your stomach and digestive tract do not process what you ingest correctly. These disorders differ in severity, and are not always necessarily lifelong ordeals. Most digestive disorders have similar and subtle symptoms, generally revolving around an upset stomach of varying degrees.

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By Nisha Shah, MD
Everyone experiences stomach pain at various times throughout their life. Stomach pain can occur in a variety of locations – it may be felt in a specific, isolated area or may affect your entire abdomen. Stomach pain doesn’t always feel the same either. Sometimes it can feel like a dull ache, while other times you may experience cramping and/or sharp gas-like pains. It can develop due to a variety reasons, and depending on the cause, may require different treatment. All of these variables can make it challenging to determine what’s causing your stomach pain. To help, gastroenterologist, Nisha Shah, MD, discusses several common culprits and tips to help you tell them apart.
Topics and Subtopics: Digestive Disorders & Diet & Nutrition

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
An estimated 25-55 million people in the United States live with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a functional disorder of the colon that causes a variety of unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms. IBS symptoms can develop with little to no warning, causing feelings of anxiety, frustration and social isolation. Identifying what triggers your IBS and developing ways to manage your symptoms can have a significant impact on your health and quality of life. Our Gastroenterologists share tips to manage your symptoms and regain control of your life.

By Adelina Hung, MD
Your liver supports many essential bodily functions, so it is important to keep your liver functioning properly. There are several things you can do to keep your liver healthy and reduce your risk of developing liver disease, cirrhosis and cancer, including diet and lifestyle modifications.

By Adelina Hung, MD
No two digestive systems are exactly the same. In fact, a woman's digestive system is more complex, and tends to be a bit more sensitive. This makes women more likely to develop certain digestive issues and experience symptoms including cramping, stomach pain and bloating.

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology
Is it time to schedule your routine Colonoscopy? DuPage Medical Group offers open access pre-procedure screening calls with one of our nursing staff. The screening calls are a free and convenient alternative to in-office consultations and can provide you with pre and post-care information and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you might have.
Topics and Subtopics: Diagnostic Testing & Digestive Disorders

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology

By DuPage Medical Group Gastroenterology

By DuPage Medical Group
GERD is a common chronic digestive disorder that impacts approximately 81 million Americans, causing symptoms such as heartburn, gas, bloating, persistent throat clearing, chronic coughing, difficulty swallowing and a burning sensation in the mouth or throat.

By DuPage Medical Group Robotic Surgery
Learn more about the surgical option that’s increasing in popularity for patients while decreasing recovery time and other common surgical side effects.

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