Gastroenterology

True Gut Bug

Have you recently been diagnosed with an ulcer, or think you might have one? If so, stop blaming your spicy food and stress. Chances are, it was caused by H. pylori. Although doctors used to think that spicy food, acid, and stress were the major causes of ulcers; we now know that nine out of ten cases are caused by H. pylori.

Dr. Lilly Tran, Gastroenterologist at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates explains how she detects and treats patients with H. pylori.

The Silent Epidemic

Most people living with hepatitis are unaware of their infection. That’s pretty scary when you consider that chronic viral hepatitis is the most common risk factor for liver cancer. The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month, with May 19th set aside for HepatitisTesting Day, aimed at raising awareness of viral hepatitis, and to encourage more individuals to get screened and learn their status.

Dr. Garth George of  Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates explains the different types of hepatitis and their causes.