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The Power of Probiotics

Monday, May 14th, 2012

“Good” bacteria?

Deep inside our intestines, there’s a complex microbial ecosystem, known as the “gut flora” which we now know contains nearly a thousand species of bacteria which may affect our overall health in unimaginable ways!

It has long been recognized that our gastrointestinal system relies heavily on these gut flora or “good bacteria”.  They exert a pronounced effect on the nutrients and energy that get pulled out of food. In fact, these bacteria are thought to play a big role in a slew of health conditions, including combating obesity, diabetes, infections, lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, high cholesterol, and even colon cancer. There are many theories as to how these bacteria confer their positive benefits such as an anti-inflammatory effect for the body, increased immunity and therefore healing power after an infection, and even the power to fight off potential cancer cells in a microenvironment by competing for the same nutrients.

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Free From Gluten Yet? Celiac Disease vs. Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

As awareness about gluten has spread across the nation, we have received an influx of questions about Celiac Disease. The fact is less than 1% of the US population is known to suffer from Celiac, while it’s estimated that 10% or more suffer from a gluten sensitivity sometimes known as Non-Celiac Gluten Intolerance or NCGI. (more…)

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A Gastroenterology Doctor in Brooklyn

Monday, January 17th, 2011

It’s often a confusing and frustrating experience when your digestion, bowel movements, and general gastroeintestinal health seem to be delivering less-than-the-best results. The source of the discomfort and, in some cases, pain is hard to pinpoint on a truly independant basis.

Pain and discomfort could simply be caused by a lack of digestive fiber or an over-consumption of highly processed foods. It could also be caused by more intense and dangerous ailments such as Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, or even Cancer of the stomach, rectum, or colon. These are ailments that one cannot, and should not, try to self diagnose.

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Gastrointestinal Information – NYGI Care Has Got You Covered

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

Stomach hurting? Heartburn acting up? Bowel movement regularity seems a bit off? Well if you’ve been wondering where to go to find all the gastrointestinal information you might possibly need, you can look no further. Right here on our newly designed Disease Information page and Medical Services page we discuss, in detail, a variety of gastrointestinal ailments and procedures.

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Bleeding Ulcers – Nothing to Scoff At

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Stress at work, stress at home, poor diet, and hard living (you know what we mean) can ll lead to a more-than-subtle belly ache. What you may be experiencing is something far more serious than food simply “disagreeing with you” or gas – it would be an ulcer, specifically one that bleeds.

Ulcers are quite common in the general population. Many people who have ulcers are not aware of it as ulcers may often cause little or no symptoms. Ulcers can occur is any part of the gastrointestinal tract, however most are found in the stomach or duodenum, (the first section of the small intestine, closest to the stomach). By definition, an ulcer is a focal area of tissue destruction causing a crater in the mucosa (gut lining) compared to the surrounding tissue. Such erosions expose the deeper lying blood vessels in the intestinal wall to various acids and enzymes that normally control digestion in the intestinal tract, and thus can result in damage to these blood vessels causing the ulcer to bleed. These are no joke. Once bleeding has been identified actions need to be taken to eliminate your ulcers.
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Hot Dog Eating Contest shows consequences of Overeating

Sunday, July 4th, 2010

Hot Dog Eating Contest on Coney Island

Thousands of fans flock to Coney Island in Southern Brooklyn on the Fourth of July for Nathan’s annual Hot Dog Eating Contest, not far from our own medical practice.  Last year alone 1.5 million more fans were watching on ESPN , making this competitive eating contest the best celebrated event in the sport.  Hosted at Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog stand nearby in Coney Island, the event attracts a number of corporate sponsors, including the highly relevant addition this year of Pepto Bismo as major sponsor.

For many the event has become an Independence Day tradition, as much as a barbecue with friends or waving the American flag in a parade. The Hot Dog Eating contest is entertaining, to be sure, although difficult to imitate for amateurs. In fact many of the athletes have a condition where their stomachs can become distended below the bottom of the rib cage.  While most peoples’ stomachs rest at the top of their abdomen, just at the bottom of the rib cage, these athletes are make use of the condition to make more room to eat the massive quantities of food necessary in their competition. Outside of these athletes this condition would be a troubling indicator of larger GI health issue, which is worth exploring further. (more…)

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