Gastroenterology

Holiday Heartburn

Thanksgiving revolves around food, family, and football; a time of year when we usually over do it at the dinner table. As you might imagine, a table filled with large quantities of delicious foods can make the holiday challenging for people with gastroesophageal reflux disease, also known as GERD.

The specialists at  Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates understand the complications surrounding GERD and have helped many patients manage the disease.

Key To A Cure

Up until the 1980’s doctors believed that ulcers were caused by stress and eating spicy foods.  Today, it is widely know that most ulcers are actually caused by bacteria, which can be easily cured with antibiotics. The culprit is most likely Helicobacter pylori, or H. pylori for short. The specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates explain how they detect and treat patients with H. Pylori.