In the event you or your child has been diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), you understand that this digestive disease can be painful and often make day-to-day living difficult. Fortunately, you don't have to continue suffering from long-term acid reflux. At Austin Gastroenterology, it is possible to reduce GERD symptoms with transoral incisionless fundoplication, commonly referred to as the TIF procedure. For additional information about whether this GERD treatment could help ... [Read More]
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What Is a Gastroenterologist And What Do They Treat?
If your primary care physician refers you to a gastroenterologist, you may wonder what this medical specialist does. At Austin Gastroenterology, our board-certified physicians deliver comprehensive GI care, and they want their patients fully informed on tests, medications, and overall digestive health. Let’s look more closely at what a gastroenterologist can do for you. What is a Gastroenterologist? A gastroenterologist is a physician with years of education, training, and ... [Read More]
What Are the Consequences of Poor Digestive Health?
Did you know that your digestive system is the gateway to your overall health? In fact, 70 percent of your immune system is located in your gut, which needs regular, healthy food intake to support your overall health. Spanning all the way from the mouth to the rectum, the digestive system is a highly complex and wide-ranging part of the human body. It is responsible for many crucial functions, including breaking down the foods that we eat into energy, absorbing vital nutrients, and getting ... [Read More]
Coping Strategies for Esophagitis
Are you experiencing pain or difficulty swallowing along with heartburn, chest pains, and acid reflux? If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, even after taking antacids, you may have esophagitis. Esophagitis happens when your esophagus is inflamed. You need to control esophagitis early on to prevent it from developing into more severe conditions like Barrett’s esophagus. In this article, you’ll find the best strategies you can take to cope with esophagitis. Limit Intake of ... [Read More]