Digestion & Gastroenterology Blog - Gotham Medical Associates in NYC

Can Overeating During the Holidays Aggravate Hemorrhoids?

Published on: Dec 15, 2019

Hemorrhoids can be extremely painful and impact your quality of life, but can overeating during the holidays aggravate hemorrhoids? What Are Hemorrhoids? Hemorrhoids are enlarged veins in the rectum. There are internal and external hemorrhoids, and they ...

Surviving the Holidays with Celiac Disease

Published on: Nov 15, 2019

Celiac disease can be managed with a carefully monitored diet, but when the holidays arrive, it becomes far more difficult to navigate. This guide will help you enjoy the holidays without putting your body through any gastrointestinal ...

Following a FODMAP Diet During the Holidays

Published on: Oct 15, 2019

If you suffer from celiac disease, IBS, or any number of other gastrointestinal challenges, you may be following a FODMAP diet. Following such a diet can be challenging, but never more so than during the holiday season. ...

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When Should I Get a Colonoscopy?

Published on: Sep 15, 2019

A colonoscopy is a diagnostic tool most regularly used as a cancer screening tool. But there are other times when a colonoscopy may be medically necessary.  Why Do I Need a Colonoscopy?  For most people, the colonoscopy ...

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Foods to Eat and Avoid for a Hiatial Hernia

Published on: Aug 27, 2019

A Hiatal hernia can cause considerable discomfort as your stomach pushes up into your chest. It’s important to know which foods to eat and which foods to avoid in order to lower your risk of developing this ...

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Can Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease Be Reversed?

Published on: Jul 24, 2019

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease refers to several conditions that affect the liver in people who don’t drink or those who only drink small amounts of alcohol. Fatty liver disease can end up causing serious complications in some ...

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What to Expect from a Gastric Balloon Procedure (ORBERA™)

Published on: Jun 17, 2019

When you haven’t had success with losing weight through dietary changes and exercise, a gastric balloon procedure might offer a suitable option. Orbera is a type of gastric balloon procedure that is available for some individuals who ...

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Should I Get a Lactose Intolerance Breath Test?

Published on: May 16, 2019

Having lactose intolerance means that your body is unable to properly digest lactose or sugar found in milk and milk products. This can cause bloating, gas and other symptoms that make you feel uncomfortable. How Do Doctors ...


What Should I Eat if I Have Diverticulitis?

Published on: Apr 15, 2019

Diverticulitis is a condition that occurs when small pouches in your digestive system lining become inflamed. When this occurs, you can experience abdominal pain and other symptoms. It’s important to know what you should and shouldn’t eat ...

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