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Dietary Dos and Don’ts with Diverticulitis Jun 5th, 2020

Diverticulosis is a benign disorder that causes the outward formation of small sacs (diverticula) in weak spots along the walls of your large intestines (colon), often in the section closest to the rectum (sigmoid colon).   Diverticulosis doesn’t cause problems or require treatment unless the diverticula themselves become acutely inflamed or...

Are Probiotics Beneficial For Gastrointestinal Health? May 27th, 2020

When it comes to maintaining optimal gastrointestinal health, the old maxim “you are what you eat” couldn’t be more valid. Until recently, this clear concept simply meant that you should take charge of the calorie content and nutritional value of pretty much everything you eat and drink.  Today, as experts...

Next Steps if You Have Colon Polyps Apr 1st, 2020

Colorectal cancer may affect a greater proportion of men and aging adults, but it isn’t just an older man’s problem — it’s actually the second leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women combined in the United States today.  Luckily, colorectal cancer is also highly preventable, provided you stay...

Understanding Dyspepsia Mar 1st, 2020

Up to 70 million people in the United States, or more than 20%, live with some type of chronic gastrointestinal (GI) problem. Dyspepsia, otherwise known as indigestion, ranks as one of the most common digestive complaints — despite the fact that it’s widely considered a collection of symptoms rather than...

How to Prevent Hepatitis C Feb 1st, 2020

Hepatitis is the medical term used to describe an inflammation of the liver. Although heavy alcohol use, prolonged exposure to toxins, and certain medications can all cause the kind of sustained inflammatory response that leads to hepatitis, most cases are caused by a viral infection.  Hepatitis C is an inflammatory...

Lose Weight in the New Year With Our Medically Supervised Plan Jan 1st, 2020

If losing weight is at the top of your list this year, you’re not alone. More than 50% of people who create resolutions put weight loss as a top priority. Unfortunately, resolutions ― especially ones like losing weight, which require lifestyle changes ― are rarely accomplished. Don’t let yourself be...

8 Tips for Avoiding Embarrassing Gas This Holiday Season Dec 1st, 2019

Occasional gas is normal. It’s your body’s way of removing trapped air. But, if you experience chronic belching, bloating, and flatulence, it may be from a health condition. Whether you have a medical condition that causes excess gas, or you just want to avoid embarrassing moments during the holidays, Hardeep...

Foods to Avoid If You Suffer From GERD Nov 1st, 2019

Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a condition that causes your stomach contents to flow back into your esophagus. When this happens, you experience painful symptoms, like heartburn. One way you can manage your symptoms is by making dietary changes. To help you experience relief from the symptoms of GERD, Hardeep...

Spotting the Warning Signs of Liver Disease Oct 1st, 2019

Your liver is an essential organ that helps your body digest food, use nutrients, and clear your system of toxins. Disease caused by genetics, viruses, alcohol use, and obesity threatens the health of this football-sized organ. When left untreated, liver disease leads to cirrhosis and possible liver failure or cancer....

Most Common Causes of Constipation Sep 1st, 2019

Are you experiencing hard or lumpy stools? Do you struggle to have bowel movements? If so, you may be suffering from constipation. Dr. Hardeep M. Singh and our highly trained staff offer a wide range of services to treat all your gastroenterology needs. Whether you need a routine procedure like...

Tips for Tackling Bloating Aug 2nd, 2019

Maintaining your weight is a frustrating battle under the best of circumstances, but when bloating creeps in, your frustration can go through the roof. As a premier gastroenterologist, Dr. Hardeep Singh understands this problem and what lies behind the bloating better than most. In fact, it was to Dr. Singh...

How a Capsule Endoscopy Can Help Diagnose Gastrointestinal Conditions Jul 1st, 2019

Count the development of capsule endoscopies among the many amazements of medical technology. In the past, an endoscopy involved a long tube with a video camera attached to the end going either down your throat or up into your rectum. Now cameras are small enough to fit into a housing...

Constipation? Abdominal pain? It Could Be Irritable Bowel Syndrome Jun 1st, 2019

Do you suffer from constipation that is associated with pain at least one day per week? While everyone experiences stools that are hard and dry along with abdominal pain, when the issue becomes chronic, it may be a sign of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Irritable bowel syndrome is a collection...

Living With Hepatitis May 2nd, 2019

Hepatitis is a virus that causes inflammation of the liver. There are a number of different types of hepatitis, and it’s important to know which type you have and work closely with your doctor to develop a treatment plan. Dr. Hardeep M. Singh, MD, can help you with monitoring and...

6 Tips to Help Control Your Acid Reflux Symptoms Apr 1st, 2019

Each year in America, millions of people suffer from heartburn and acid reflux, reaching for both over-the-counter and prescription medications to bring relief. But in many cases, medications aren’t necessary; relief can be found with lifestyle modification and habit changes. That’s why here at Dr. Hardeep Singh’s gastroenterology office, we’re...

Are Your Digestion Troubles Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Mar 1st, 2019

IBS is a common digestive problem that can affect anyone of any age -- even children -- though, two in three cases are women. Though its exact cause isn’t known, IBS may be the result of how your gut, brain, and nervous system interact. This is because each of these...

How a Colonoscopy Can Save Your Life Feb 11th, 2019

If you live in the U.S., and you’re in your 40s, chances are you’ve probably heard that by the time you reach your 50th birthday, you should schedule your first colonoscopy. Is a colonoscopy really necessary, even if you feel perfectly healthy and you don’t have any signs or symptoms...

Finally Lose Weight This Year with Our Ideal ProteinⓇ Diet Jan 16th, 2019

Losing weight and getting healthy is one of the most common resolutions of the new year. Unfortunately, most people fail as early as February. With the help of the Ideal ProteinⓇ diet, you can finally get those pounds off and keep them off for good. The Ideal Protein diet is...