During the holiday season, most people’s lives go from busy to hectic with all of the shopping, decorating, holiday parties, and of course, overeating. Add seasonal stress and a more relaxed mindset about food and you have a recipe for digestive disaster. On average, most Americans eat about 72 % more calories during the holiday
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October 10 is World Mental Health Day. This year’s focus is on suicide prevention. Close to 800,000 people die each year due to suicide, and many more who attempt it. Let’s continue to raise awareness and play a part in helping prevent it. If you or someone you know is hurting, reach out and talk.
Our very own Dr. Jatinder Pruthi was recently featured in Antelope Valley Hospital’s community newsletter! Dr. Pruthi has been a practicing Gastroenterologist and Liver Specialist for over 20 years. He graduated from the prestigious Government Medical College in Patiala in Punjab, India and completed his residency and fellowship in New York and Los Angeles. Today, Dr.
A push to save health care dollars and boost patient experience has propelled growth in outpatient surgery centers in the Tri-Counties and across the nation. Medicare has also taken steps to include more outpatient procedures on its list of reimbursable services, stoking demand. “One of the most important things talked about today is the health
Recently, pharmaceutical companies and the FDA became aware of the presence of a chemical called NDMA in many, but not all, batches of the acid reducer medication Zantac (generic name ranitidine), which many patients use to treat heartburn and other acid conditions. NMDA is also present in some foods and is considered a carcinogen (cancer
Going number two is not exactly a dinner party conversation, but it’s one you might need to have with your Gastroenterologist if you experience constant irregularity or if you have questions or concerns. So let’s cut the *ahem* and talk about it – it’s a normal part of our digestive process and depending on your
You probably don’t need us to tell you that exercise is incredibly important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Exercise aids in weight loss, improves brain health and memory, and helps the production of endorphins, but did you know exercise is also incredibly important for aiding proper digestion? When done correctly, specific exercises and stretches can
What is Gastroparesis? Gastroparesis is known as delayed gastric emptying. The chronic condition affects the muscle contractions that work to pass food along the digestive tract. Gastroparesis is known to be caused by damage to the vagus nerve, which controls the muscles in the stomach. Damage to the nerve results in improper function of the
We understand it can be difficult to get in touch with your doctor, and as much as we would like to, we cannot call them any time we have a question concerning our health. That is why we have thought of the next best thing to help you get in direct contact with your gastroenterologist.
How much fiber is in your diet right now? Most people can guess, based on how they feel. A high fiber diet helps work toward a healthy, clean and well-functioning digestive tract. If your diet is low in fiber, or perhaps lacking it entirely from one day to the next, then chances are you can