I wanted to share an interesting article on celiac disease that was presented recently in the Well Blog section of the NY Times. I felt it raised a few very important points regarding celiac sprue, namely: 1. The disease tends to run in families and first..Read More...
Food intolerances are present in various forms in the population. Testing for the most common forms including lactose (dairy sugar), fructose (fruit sugar) and sucrose (table sugar) are available at our practice.
Symptoms of food intolerance include crampy abdominal pain, gas/flatulence, diarrhea, foul smelling stools, bloating, and/or nausea.
Lab and stool testing is normal and unrevealing. These tests are performed in order to exclude other conditions with similar symptoms.
Hydrogen Breath testing is performed to evaluate for lactose and fructose intolerance. Sucrose-isomaltase deficiency is best evaluated with endoscopy and specialized biopsies.
Treatment involves dietary modification as well as medications. Quality of life improvement is dramatic with the proper treatment plan. If you have any questions or to schedule a formal consultation, please call (732) 775-9000.
Barretts Esophagus is a change in the lining of the esophagus or food pipe thought to be caused from chronic acid refluxing into the esophagus from the stomach (GERD or acid reflux). The change in cellular structure is also known as Intestinal Metaplasia of the..Read More...
Recently, I ran into Bernice Hettesheimer at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Endoscopy section. For those of you who don’t know her, Bernice is a retired endoscopy nurse who now runs the Jersey Shore Celiac Support Group. She writes about the Top 10 Reasons to..Read More...