Welcome to the Saratoga Schenectady Gastroenterology Associates information blog. We will be adding important articles about issues that patients visiting our practice experience and you may too.
GERD (Acid Reflux)
Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is also known by its more common name, acid reflux. It occurs when the contents in the stomach move up into the esophagus causing discomfort and possible damage.
Covid-19 & GI Symptoms
COVID 19 is a global pandemic caused by the SARS-COV-2 virus. The number of confirmed infected persons is continually growing higher.
Covid-19 and Diarrhea
Medical experts are noticing in COVID-19 patients is a set of commonly displayed biomarkers that cross-section with some common GI conditions.
The medical term for GERD cough is called LPR or laryngopharyngeal reflux. This is a sub-condition associated with those diagnosed with GERD.
Also referred to as celiac sprue, a celiac disease definition is when a person’s immune system reacts negatively to consuming gluten, commonly found in wheat, rye, and barley.
Stomach pain after eating or postprandial pain is often very uncomfortable and could be a cause for concern. Postprandial pain is defined as any bodily changes that occur after eating.
Barrett’s Esophagus occurs when the normal cells that line the lower part of the esophagus (called squamous cells) are replaced by intestinal cells.
Heartburn: Essential Information
Heartburn is a common health problem for most people. Statistics indicate that heartburn affects more than 60 million Americans at least once a month and 15 million Americans are troubled by it daily.