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    • JUNE 22, 2020
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    Stomach Ulcers and Stress – the Facts

    Stomach Ulcers and Stress – the Facts

    It hardly needs to be said, but the world is experiencing a unique and stressful time at the moment, due largely to COVID-19. No matter your chances of catching this dreadful virus, many aspects of daily life have been closed down including for many, their employment. These are indeed stressful times. The pandemic has reopened

    • MAY 14, 2020
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    Colon Cancer Screenings – Still Important Despite COVID-19

    Colon Cancer Screenings – Still Important Despite COVID-19

    The world is currently suffering from a global pandemic, the likes of which have never been seen in the modern age. It has been roughly one hundred years since the last global viral catastrophe, and although the worldwide effort has in many cases been commendable, the COVID-19 virus has already claimed thousands of lives in

    • APRIL 21, 2020
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    Tips for Staying Healthy While Homebound Due to COVID-19

    Tips for Staying Healthy While Homebound Due to COVID-19

    The world is currently experiencing a global pandemic the likes of which has not been seen since the Swine Flu pandemic in 2009 and 2010, although thanks to treatment, swine flu ended up being no more deadly than seasonal influenza. COVID-19, or the coronavirus (so-called because the virus itself looks like a crown, and ‘corona’

    • FEBRUARY 19, 2020
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    What are the Differences Between IBS and IBD?

    What are the Differences Between IBS and IBD?

    When it comes to problems associated with the gastrointestinal tract (the human body’s digestive system that includes the stomach, the small intestine, the large intestine and the colon), the two that are perhaps the most well-known are irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Despite their prevalence, when conditions of the gastrointestinal tract

    • JANUARY 20, 2020
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    5 Tips for a Healthy Gut in the New Year

    5 Tips for a Healthy Gut in the New Year

    During the holiday’s people tend to overindulge in food and alcohol while neglecting their habitual healthy habits. There’s nothing wrong with this (with moderation), as long as such behavior is not repeated throughout the rest of the year! It’s easy to get your gut back on track for 2020! Just follow these 5 tips for

    • DECEMBER 5, 2019
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    5 Signs That You May Need to See a Gastroenterologist

    5 Signs That You May Need to See a Gastroenterologist

    A gastroenterologist is someone that specializes in ailments related to the gastrointestinal tract. This is your entire digestive system, from your stomach, through your intestines and right down to your colon, rectum and anus. It’s the system that your body uses to process food and expel the waste your body doesn’t need. If you keep

    • NOVEMBER 6, 2019
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    Ulcers

    Ulcers

    At Great Lakes Gastroenterology, we treat many patients who are suffering from ulcers. The most common types of ulcers we see are peptic ulcers which are defined as open sores inside the stomach lining and/or upper part of the small intestine. Peptic ulcers typically can be broken down into the following: Gastric ulcers – These

    • AUGUST 23, 2019
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    Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Gallstones

    Everything You Ever Needed to Know About Gallstones

    If you’ve recently experienced the pain of gallstones, you may have visited a doctor and become interested in learning more about this medical condition. At Great Lakes Gastroenterology, we’re extremely experienced in helping individuals deal with gallstones and we thought it would be a good idea to put together a useful guide that explains more

    • JUNE 20, 2019
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    Pancreatitis – what is it, and how is it treated?

    Pancreatitis – what is it, and how is it treated?

    There are plenty of organs in the body that most people know about, and what those organs do. The brain is where we do our thinking, our hearts keep us alive by pumping blood and our stomach processes what we eat. But what about other organs, like the liver or the kidneys? What exactly do

    • MAY 8, 2019
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    Symptoms and Treatment Options for GERD

    Symptoms and Treatment Options for GERD

    If you are consistently experiencing issues with your digestive system including heartburn, then you may be suffering from Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or GERD for short. If this is becoming a problem for you, then don’t worry as the good news is that treatment is available. What is Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)? The term ‘gastroesophageal reflux’ is

    • APRIL 2, 2019
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    How to Improve Gut Health

    How to Improve Gut Health

    You may think that you are ‘you’, but you actually share your body with millions and millions of other organisms, all of whom you simply could not function without. For example, inside your intestines there are around 40 trillion organisms that make up your gut bacteria. The majority of your ‘gut microbiota’ are good for

    • MARCH 12, 2019
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    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

    March is colorectal cancer awareness month. Colorectal cancer is one of the biggest killers in the United States, but it is a treatable disease as long as it is caught early. One of the main reasons that so many people die of colorectal cancer is because there are no easily visible symptoms, as the cancer

    • FEBRUARY 15, 2019
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    The Importance of Screening for Colon Cancer

    The Importance of Screening for Colon Cancer

    Did you know that colon cancer is the third most common form of cancer in the United States? Colon cancer – or colorectal cancer which refers to cancer of the colon or the rectum – is a common killer, and early prevention is crucial. Because both the colon and the rectum are internal organs, problems

    • DECEMBER 13, 2018
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    Eating Healthy for the Holidays

    Eating Healthy for the Holidays

    The holidays are here, which tends to give people an easy excuse for over indulgence. While it’s fine to enjoy a treat every once in awhile, going overboard will simply make you feel bloated and tired. Instead, try and be kind to your body and therefore kind to yourself by balancing festive treats with healthy

    • OCTOBER 25, 2018
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    Why the Benefits of Weight Loss Are Not Just Cosmetic

    Why the Benefits of Weight Loss Are Not Just Cosmetic

    There’s no denying that obesity is an epidemic in the US. In fact, data from a recent CNN article shows that roughly 40% of Americans over age 20 are considered obese. An adult is considered obese if they have a BMI (body mass index) of 30 or more. The sneaky thing about weight gain is

    • SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
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    What are the Common Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?

    What are the Common Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?

    “Abdominal pain,” “Diarrhea,” and “Fatigue” are all words and symptoms that are frequently used by patients who have Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that specifically affects the gastrointestinal tract. At Great Lakes Gastroenterology, we have seen many patients who are dealing with Crohn’s and its symptoms. While no cure

    • AUGUST 20, 2018
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    What is an Endoscopy?

    What is an Endoscopy?

    If you type in ‘what is an endoscopy’ into any search engine, it will likely come up with a basic answer that many people still don’t understand. At Great Lakes Gastroenterology, we want all of our patients to be completely aware of what we are doing, why we are doing it and how it’s going

    • JULY 19, 2018
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    What is Gastroenterology?

    What is Gastroenterology?

    Gastroenterology is a specific type of medicine that focuses on your digestive system. More specifically, gastroenterology focuses on the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestine, the colon, the pancreas, the gallbladder and even the liver. Gastroenterology is an extremely important area of medicine with many different benefits. At Great Lakes Gastroenterology, we pride ourselves in

    • JUNE 28, 2018
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    Dual Balloon Weight Loss vs. Single Balloon

    Dual Balloon Weight Loss vs. Single Balloon

    Advantages of Dual Balloon Non-Surgical Weight Loss vs. Single Balloon Non-Surgical Weight Loss When you are researching your weight loss options, there are many things to consider. At Great Lakes Gastroenterology, we believe that we are on the forefront when it comes to managing obesity and weight loss with a non-surgical weight loss procedure. Using