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Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic, painful disorders that affect the intestinal tract.
In the United States, it is currently estimated that about 1.3 million people suffer from IBD, of which ten percent are under the age of 18.
IBD often [...]
What if a simple breath test could detect gastric and esophageal cancer? In this video, Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist, Dr. Kenneth Wang, M.D., explains the research and potential of breath analysis as a non-invasive tool in the diagnosis of esophagogastric cancer.
In people who are at risk of developing [...]
Each year in the United States, about a half million people get sick from C. difficile, and in recent years, C. difficile infections have become more frequent, severe and difficult to treat. Mayo Clinic specializes in treating people with difficult cases of C. difficile who haven't responded to standard medical treatments [...]
Many patients have difficulty swallowing due to narrowing of the esophagus. Benign esophageal strictures can be challenging to treat, with the main treatment being endoscopic dilations. Often, repeated upper endoscopies are required to maintain successful swallowing. These procedures are costly and their efficacy can be short-lived. Gastroenterologists at Mayo Clinic offer a more [...]
Gastroparesis is a condition in which the stomach empties into the small intestine more slowly than it should. Diet and nutrition play a significant role for people who have gastroparesis; in fact, dietary changes are the first step in managing this condition. Madelynn Strong, clinical dietitian at Mayo Clinic, recommends some [...]