Gastroparesis Awareness

August is Gastroparesis Awareness Month. Gastroparesis, also called delayed gastric emptying, is a disorder in which the stomach takes too long to empty its contents. Gastroparesis occurs when the vagus nerve is damaged and the muscles of the stomach and intestines do not work normally. Food then moves slowly or stops moving through the digestive […]

May Is Celiac Disease Awareness Month

May is Nation Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Celiac disease is a serious genetic autoimmune disorder where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine.  It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide.  Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications.  

10 Foods To Eat And 10 Foods To Avoid If You Suffer From IBS

Foods that IBS sufferers find most helpful: Fish Green Vegetables Non-citrus Fruit Rice Brown Bread Yogurt Cereals Pasta Bran Bananas   Foods that IBS sufferers should avoid: Spicy Foods Citrus Fruits Cheese Onions and Leeks Chocolate Nuts Beef White Bread Eggs Dairy Products

IBS Awareness Month

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder characterized by abdominal pain or discomfort, and altered bowel habit (chronic or recurrent diarrhea, constipation, or both – either mixed or in alternation). IBS affects between 25 and 45 million people in the United States. About 2 in 3 IBS sufferers are female. About 1 in 3 IBS […]

April Is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer can be difficult to detect at an early stage. Possible symptoms of esophageal cancer include heartburn and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), also known as chronic acid reflux. People with GERD may have a higher risk of developing esophageal cancer in their lifetime.         The […]

Colorectal Cancer: Myth vs. Fact

In many cases, colorectal cancer can be prevented. Still, it’s one of the 5 most common cancers in men and women in the United States. Colorectal cancer is also one of the leading causes of cancer death in the United States. Don’t let common myths stop you from getting the life-saving screening tests you need, […]

North Shore Gastro Has The Blues

In honor of Nation Wear Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness, the Doctors and staff at North Shore Gastro have gone blue!!!