Hepatitis Explained

The month of May is designated as Hepatitis Awareness Month with May 19th set aside for Hepatitis Testing Day.

The goal of Hepatitis Testing Day is to help raise awareness of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and to encourage more individuals to learn their status.

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

Gut Feeling

Scientists at the University of Reading in Great Britain have found that turmeric

significantly decreased the prevalence of IBS in study participants.

Another study out of the Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences in India showed that turmeric was able to improve gastrointestinal disorders in laboratory rats.

All researchers agree that more studies are needed to further establish these results.

Here at home, the symptoms of IBS are typically managed using medicine and lifestyle changes that tend to involve an improvement in diet. The professionals at Advanced Gastroenterology & Surgery Associates explain how they approach the treatment of IBS.