GI Illnesses

The gastrointestinal specialists at GI Associates have diagnosed and treated a variety of gastrointestinal problems.

This tool is for informational purposes only and should not be used to self-diagnose potentially serious GI illnesses. 

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  • Barrett's Esophagus

    What is Barrett's Esophagus?

    Barrett’s esophagus is a condition in which the lining of the esophagus changes, becoming more like the lining of the small intestine rather than...


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  • Cancer & Polyps

    Before you begin to worry about colon cancer, let us see if you might be at risk. There really aren’t any physical symptoms to look for so you need to consider your risk factors and make...


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  • Celiac Sprue

    Celiac sprue is a digestive illness that damages the small intestine, where the most crucial part of digestion takes place. Most of the nutrients in our diet are absorbed for use by our...


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  • Constipation

    Constipation is an uncomfortable, sometimes painful condition usually caused by lack of fiber and liquids in your diet. Frequency of bowel movements vary in individuals and there really...


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  • Constipation in Children

    This seems to be one of the most common complaints of children and occurs when there is difficulty passing stool. The frequency of bowel movements varies between children and their diets....


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  • Crohn's Disease

    There are two types of Inflammatory bowel disease - Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's


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  • Diverticular Disease

    Diverticulosis is a condition in which there are small pouches or pockets in the wall or lining of any portion of the digestive tract.


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  • Encopresis

    Encopresis is when stool leaks out onto the clothing. It is also known as “soiling.” Usually the child is has no control over the leakage and is unaware of the soiling until it has...


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  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis

    Eosinophilic esophagitis is also known as allergic esophagitis or idiopathic esophagitis. Eosinophils are a certain type of white blood cell typically associated with...


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  • GERD - Acid Reflux

    If you are experiencing daily heartburn, plus other symptoms such as nausea or vomiting; it might be acid reflux. Call us today for help with your acid reflux!


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  • Gastrointestinal Reflux in Babies

    When a child can't describe their pain, it can frustrate parents. We can help.


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  • Gastrointestinal Reflux in Children

    All age groups can suffer from reflux. Adults usually have a greater ability to "live with it" than children and infants. When a child suffers from reflux - the whole family can be...


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  • H. Pylori

    H. pylori is a bacterial (Helicobacter pylori) infection that occurs in as many as half of the people worldwide. It is normally contracted in childhood and does not cause any problems in...


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  • Hiatal Hernia

    The leading cause of reflux is the presence of a Hiatal hernia.


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  • Hemorrhoids

    Constipation and hemorrhoids are two of the most common gastrointestinal problems and are often interrelated. Hemorrhoids, more common among men and women ages 30-55, is the result of...


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  • Hepatitis

    Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver that can cause harm or death of liver cells and is spread by fecal contamination, contaminated water and contact with infected blood or body...


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  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD

    IBD should not be confused with the less serious condition known as IBS. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's Disease should always be treated by a gastroenterologist.


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  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is one of the most common gastrointestinal problems and affects about 20% of adults. IBS usually begins during early adulthood, rarely beginning after the...


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  • Lactose Intolerance

    Do milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products cause uncomfortable side effects? Read on...


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  • NAFLD – Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

    NAFLD can be divided into two categories. The first is simply a fat build up in the liver that causes no real symptoms and has no accompanying inflammation. This benign condition is often...


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  • Pancreatitis

    Pancreatitis is an inflamed or infected pancreas. Damage to the pancreas happens when its own digestive enzymes attack the pancreas itself, a process called autodigestion. We do not...


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  • Peptic Ulcers

    An ulcer that occurs at any point along the gastrointestinal tract.


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  • Ulcerative Colitis

    For more information, please read Inflammatory Bowel Disease - IBD


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