Gastroenterology

Understanding Ulcers

For the last hundred years doctors thought that stress, spicy foods, and alcohol caused most stomach ulcers. Today, we know that peptic ulcers, which form in the upper part of the small intestine, are actually caused by a bacteria discovered as recently as the 1980s.

We spoke with the specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates to find out more about this bacteria and how doctors treat these kinds of ulcers.

No Tolerance

For more than 65% of the people on the planet, consuming dairy products can cause a great deal of discomfort. With that in mind, it’s just possible that all those years of milk and cookies haven't been doing Santa any favors.

The specialists at Advanced Gastroenterology and Surgery Associates explain what happens when someone becomes lactose intolerant.

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